St. Louis City, County Merge Bomb and Arson Units
ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis and St. Louis County police are merging their bomb and arson units.
The deal will be formalized Wednesday at a meeting of the city's Board of Police Commissioners.
County Police Chief Tim Fitch and city chief Sam Dotson says the merger makes financial sense and will be effective July 1. The merged squads will operate out of the city police headquarters.
Earlier this week the county approved a 10-year agreement to merge its economic development agency with the city's.