EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- Starting Monday night, police will begin heavily monitoring areas in East St. Louis well known for drugs and crime with a new hot-spot policing program.
Chief Michael Floore said he will be partnering with surrounding agencies in the Metropolitan District to combat crime. Together the agencies came up with a plan to help one another decrease crime in their areas.
The police agencies will start with hot-spot policing in East St. Louis, then they will move to other cities like Alorton and Washington Park.
“I don’t want to put everything out there I just want people to know that we will be out there I don’t want to give criminals a game plan,” said Chief Michael Floore.
The program is expected to last through the year.