St. Charles deputies fight against measure to change how sheriff is appointed

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on September 20, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Updated Thursday, Sep 20 at 1:54 PM

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV) – Some St. Charles deputies are speaking out against their boss.

The deputies have created the Save our Sheriff Department Campaign to fight against a measure that would change the sheriff’s department to a county police department.

That would mean the police chief would be appointed, a change from the current system where the sheriff is elected.

St. Charles County Sheriff Tom Neer says it would ensure a qualified person is in charge of law enforcement in the county.

But some deputies disagree.

”The vast majority of deputies don’t feel that way,” said Bryce Steinhoff, who’s a part of the Save Our Sheriff Department Campaign. “They feel they are a very professional department and the sheriff being accountable to the people makes it more professional.”

Voters will decide on the measure on November 6.

 

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