More police on street in St. Louis County - KMOV.com

More police on street in St. Louis County

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- The St. Louis County police department is putting more officers on the streets.

County Police Chief Timothy Fitch announced a reorganization plan Tuesday.

Fitch said 38 positions have been arranged for additional street coverage and for specialized policing, such as preventing youth violence.

Fitch said citizens often tell him they want to see officers in their neighborhoods, along with faster response times to their calls.

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