St. Louis city, county merge bomb and arson units

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on June 19, 2013 at 7:08 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 19 at 4:40 PM

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis and St. Louis County police are merging their bomb and arson units.

The deal was formalized Wednesday at a meeting of the city’s Board of Police Commissioners.

County Police Chief Tim Fitch and city chief Sam Dotson say the merger makes financial sense and will be effective July 1. The merged squads will operate out of the city police headquarters. The unit will consist of four detectives and one sergeant from the city and the same from the county. Two dogs from the county will continue to serve.

Earlier this week the county approved a 10-year agreement to merge its economic development agency with the city’s.

 

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