The safety of all who live, work and play in St. Charles County is always a priority for County Government. County employees receive training regularly to maintain certifications and to learn new skills and techniques that ensure safety within our community.
As an example of this dedication to public safety, the St. Charles County Corrections Department (County jail) recently commissioned a new Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT). The team is deployed for any major incident that may occur on jail property.
“As St. Charles County has grown, the severity of the crimes committed by our jail population has increased and the propensity for violence amongst the inmates has grown as well. It’s important to have staff properly trained to handle critical situations,” says Dan Keen, Director of the Department of Corrections. “The individuals on this team are dedicated to ensure everyone – including our inmates – are safe from harm in emergency situations – whether it’s a disturbance or a riot, we are prepared to respond and minimize and eliminate the situation.”
Employees in the Department of Corrections were given the opportunity to volunteer to be on the team. All current members of the team were required to demonstrate the physical and mental stamina necessary for handling prolonged emergencies and have received excellent employee evaluations in the last year. Sixteen employees were chosen to join CERT.
The team participated in a 40-hour, in-house training session where they learned self-defense and control tactics, confrontational awareness, riot control, hand and arm signals, cell extractions, inmate escorting and other emergency procedures. In August, they will receive more in-depth training with TJA Use of Force Training, Inc., which is a recognized government training contractor for the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Defense.
“We are proud of this new CERT and have high expectations for them in the future,” says Keen. “While we hope we never have to deploy the team to a critical situation, residents should feel safe in knowing that this safety measure is in place.”
The New Melle Board of Aldermen met Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at City Hall. Present were Mayor Richard West, Aldermen Nik Bradley, Gary Schneider and Don Hendrich, plus the city attorney, city engineer, and city clerk. There were also several people in the audience.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Rep. Bryan Spencer this week announced that six residents from the 63rd legislative district were named as recipients of Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe’s Senior Service Awards. Donald Hendrich of New Melle, Mildred Groeper of Wright City, Shelley Brubaker of Foristell, as well as Dennis Linnenbringer, Diane Ransom and Helen Schultz of Wentzville are six of more than 70 seniors from around the state who were honored for their activism within the community.
The City of New Melle Board of Adjustment needs two (2) new members. The Board of Adjustment only meets when necessary and has only met two times this year. It consists of five (5) members that hear requests for variances of the building codes, zoning, or other property related issues.
The Board of Aldermen for the City of New Melle, Missouri will hold a regular meeting on Tuesd1y, May 14, 2019 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The posted agenda included the following.
The New Melle Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. (note the time change) at City Hall.
The posted agenda included the following.
By Dianne Sudbrock
The New Melle Board of Aldermen met Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at City Hall. Those present included Mayor Richard West, Aldermen Nik Bradley, Gary Schneider, Don Hendrich and Janet Karrenbrock, plus City Attorney, Stephen Martin, City Engineer Kurt Kutter, and City Clerk Savanna Burton.