Comptroller Green Reaches Out to SLU
to Increase Police Presence
Comptroller Also Supports $300,000 Transfer for “Hot Spot” Policing
ST. LOUIS, September 18, 2012— Today, Comptroller Darlene Green said she will support the request for a $300,000 transfer to increase funding for “Hot Spot” policing efforts at the upcoming E & A meeting on Wednesday, September 19, 2012. However, Green says that this is only a temporary solution and we need to develop permanent funding solutions to increase police presence and reduce crime in our City.
That is why Comptroller Green is reaching out to St. Louis University President, Father Lawrence Biondi, for help. The Comptroller is asking that St. Louis University consider entering into an agreement with the City of St. Louis to increase the presence of police around SLU’s growing urban campus. Similar agreements already exist between the City and the Housing Authority, and the City and Metro.
“Police presence is sometimes the only thing that stands between one who would commit a crime and the victim,” said Green.
Comptroller Darlene Green remains committed to increasing revenue for the City of St. Louis, protecting the City’s credit rating and ensuring tax dollars are spent wisely.