Majority of Prop P money in St. Louis County going to pay raises - KMOV.com

Majority of Prop P money in St. Louis County going to pay raises, additional officers

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) – Revenue from Proposition P will go to pay raises, training, body cameras and additional officers in St. Louis County.

County Executive Steve Stenger announced Thursday the money from Proposition P in 2018 will be spent on several initiatives. Majority of the revenue from the half-cent sales tax will be used for additional police officers, police training and pay increases for the police department and justice services. A portion of the money will also be spent on Juvenile treatment services and a body camera program.

“Thanks to the voters of St. Louis County, we are able to continue providing the very best in public safety,” Stenger said. “Our new police pay scale helps ensure we will be able to attract and retain the best and the brightest new and experienced officers. In addition to hiring 114 new officers, the funding from Prop P will allow our department to invest in several community policing initiatives, including two officers to a car, conflict resolution training, and expansion of our Police Athletic League Program.”

In April, voters in the county approved the proposition with the proceeds going towards public safety and police in St. Louis County.

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