ST. LOUIS (KMOV) - The City of St. Louis is asking a local university to help fund the "Hot Spot" policing program.
The City Comptroller approved $300,000 to pay for police overtime. The money is coming from the Department of Corrections budget, but the Comptroller is searching for more permanent funding. She is asking St. Louis University to chip in because the city wants to partner with the school.
"I believe that if we were able to supplement the officers they already have with St. Louis police officers, that would give the campus more security and more protection," said St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green. "They are a growing campus, a growing urban campus, and are they're getting ready to expand with their law school."
The St. Louis Housing Authority and Metro already have similar partnerships with police.