Jennings to seek bids for police contract

3 years 2 weeks 5 days ago Tuesday, September 29 2015 Sep 29, 2015 Tuesday, September 29, 2015 7:30:00 AM CDT September 29, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

JENNINGS (AP) - The city council in the St. Louis suburb of Jennings will seek bids for a contract for police service.

St. Louis County police currently patrol Jennings. Meetings will begin next month to hear from residents about what they want from police. A decision regarding the police contract is expected by early next year.

Mayor Yolanda Fountain-Henderson said the bidding is not related to dissatisfaction with St. Louis County police, but is required for contracts exceeding a certain amount. The city spends $3.1 million to contract with the county.

County police took over in Jennings in 2011 and crime has been reduced 30 percent since then.

 

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