St. Louis County, MO (KTRS) There will soon be an increased police presence at MetroLink stations.
Additional St. Louis County police officers will patrolling stations and on trains beginning on Sunday. This is in response to recent wave of crime, including a shooting at the North Hanley station last month.
Earlier this month St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger announced that he wants to double the number of police officers who patrol light rail trains and stations, in response to recent crimes.
Stenger outlined his proposal to Metro St. Louis Transit CEO John Nations. Stenger’s office says the money to pay for the additional officers would come from existing revenues generated by Proposition A, a half-cent sales tax approved by county voters in 2010 for expansion and operation of Metro services.