Amid a national debate over policing, the West St. Paul Police Department sets itself apart with a different culture.
The last West St. Paul City Council meeting of the year included the 2022 budget and property tax levy as well as student presentations with environmental recommendations for the city.
We talk with newly appointed Police Chief Brian Sturgeon about a range of issues, including recruitment, training, use of force, mental health checks, and more.
The West St. Paul city council held six public hearings, passed Tobacco 21, and heard complaints from residents about assessments and the relocation of the YMCA.
The West St. Paul Police Department wants community input on two big issues—the hiring process for a new police chief and body cameras.