St. Louis County police chief says safety for all his top priority

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St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar has just released at statement stating the mission for the police after the announcement of the Brown grand jury ruling.

He released the following statement:

St. Louis County Chief of Police Jon Belmar wants the entire St. Louis community to know that the safety of our citizens is the primary concern for the St. Louis County Police Department. “As a police department, our primary responsibility is to protect both life and property for our citizens, and we are committed to doing just that. St. Louis Metropolitan Chief of Police Sam Dotson, Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, and I, have prepared extensively as a Unified Command, for the release of the grand jury decision. Our commanders have been meeting with local community officials and protest leaders to help ensure preservation of life, property, and that all citizens’ enjoy the freedom to express their constitutional rights.”