(KMOV) -- People in Warson Woods want more answers about recent developments at their police department.
Chief Robert Stanczak, a thirty year-plus law enforcement veteran, was placed on paid leave last week, along with another officer.
The mayor and city attorney tell News 4 they cannot comment on why because it’s a personnel issue.
This department has only seven people, so, reduced by two, Chief Dave Giacopelli says they called in nearby Glendale for help, for now.
“This is a short-term while we are short-handed they have offered the services of an officer for a few hours in the nighttime hour,” said Detective Giacopelli.
Detective Giacopelli confirmed Glendale officers are driving a Warson Woods car.
“Just didn’t want the citizenry alarmed, so we took a car over, because it’s only a couple of hours during the night,” he said.
He wasn’t aware how much the extra officer would cost the city, but he assures the citizens: “We are covering the streets 24 hours a day 7 days a week.”
Aldermen tell News 4 they hope to have more information when an investigation is complete next week.