State and Regional News
Gov. Nixon names former St. Louis City Police Chief Daniel Isom director of Missouri Department of Public Safety
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that Daniel Isom II will become the new director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety, effective Sept.1. Dr. Isom currently serves as the E. Desmond Lee Professor of Policing and the Community for the nationally recognized Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, a position he took after retiring as chief of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department in January 2013. He will replace outgoing Public Safety Director Jerry Lee, who is retiring after almost three years in the position.
Gov. Nixon orders the Missouri National Guard to begin systematically withdrawing from the City of Ferguson
ST. LOUIS COUNTY - Gov. Jay Nixon today ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin a systematic process of withdrawing from the City of Ferguson. The Missouri National Guard will coordinate with the Missouri State Highway Patrol in carrying out this order.
Troop I encourages safe travel over Labor Day weekend
Captain James W. Remillard, commanding officer of Troop I, announces that two special enforcement operations will be implemented during the upcoming holiday weekend. The traffic crash counting period for the Labor Day weekend will begin at 6 p.m., on Friday, August 29, 2014, and will end at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 1, 2014.
• Guard’s mission limited in scope; tasked with protecting the Unified Command Center so law enforcement can protect peaceful protestors, citizens and property
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The following is a statement from Gov. Jay Nixon regarding the ongoing situation in Ferguson, MO:
Gov. Nixon declares state of emergency, puts curfew in place to protect public safety and security in Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency and authorizing the Missouri State Highway Patrol to put in place a curfew within the City of Ferguson in order to protect public safety and security. Tonight, the curfew will begin at midnight and expire at 5 a.m.