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The Check-In: Policing

Meiying Wu

As coronavirus cases rise in Missouri, our nation is bracing for what officials say will be a tough week ahead. It’s tough for those dealing with illness, but it’s also tough for people losing jobs as the economy nationally and statewide takes a nosedive.

These are tough times, so what does this mean for those who are charged with protecting and serving the community? The police are working on the frontlines of this pandemic to maintain safety and security during a crisis. For police officers, it’s not business as usual - a falling economy can trigger a rise in crime; gun stores across the nation are seeing new customers; and staying at home isn’t safe for everyone, it can make an abusive situation worse.

Our guest is Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones.

To listen to the live show, tune in to KBIA 91.3 FM weekdays at noon. Also, leave us a voicemail at 877-532-0971 about how you are handling the isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Kristofor left KBIA in fall of 2021
Janet Saidi is a producer and professor at KBIA and the Missouri School of Journalism.
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