St. Louis to cut number of police districts Monday morning

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - The St. Louis police department is gearing up for a change in how they plan to patrol the city.

Starting early Monday morning, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department will go from 9 districts to 6, in a move redistribute the work load for all of the city’s police districts.

Mayor Francis Slay tweeted Sunday, that the new redistricting will improved the city’s police department.

The police department is making the change because the city`s population is smallerand the size of the police force has also gone down because the original set up is more than 50 years old. Chief Dotson also says it can help reduce crime.