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The Jefferson City Police Department will not be receiving body cameras this year.

The city’s Public Safety Committee met Tuesday morning to discuss getting the department body cameras. Members of the committee determined there was not enough money in the budget to get them for the department.

Carlos Graham represents Jefferson City’s Fourth Ward on the city council. He said the Jefferson City community brought the issue to his attention.

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The FBI’s released its annual Uniform Crime Report this week revealing a decline in violent crime in Jefferson City from 2013 to 2014.

The data show a decrease in almost every violent crime category, excluding murder.

Councilman Rick Mihalevich is the chairman of the city’s Public Safety Committee.

He said the city’s initiatives concerning public safety could be responsible for the decline.

He also said the police department is finally fully staffed.

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Jefferson City Police looking for new officers

Oct 7, 2014
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Jefferson City's Police Department is seeking to fill positions that have been open for almost a year. Several officers retired in 2013 and the department is still looking for deputies to replace them.

The city police board wants to hire 7 new police officers, and 61 people have applied for the jobs. The department is now down to the last 10 who best fit the requirements.

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The Cole County Commission met today to discuss the possibility of creating a new 911 dispatch center. Marc Ellinger, the Presiding Commissioner for the Cole County Commission, said Cole County currently operates out of the Jefferson City Police Department 911 center.

“We are looking at all the options. We need to get a lot of information. Right now it seems like it’s potentially, fiscally a possibility to stand a separate 911 center but we need to get all of the information before making a decision. And that’s the process we’re embarking on now,” Ellinger said.

Jefferson City Taking a Stand against Heroin

Mar 3, 2014
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Drug overdose rates have been on the rise in Missouri.