St. Louis County Police Department Divisions of Patrol and Special Operations officers will focus their attention on polling sites located in the municipalities served through the county's seven police precinct stations, stated St. Louis County police officer Randy Vaughn in a Monday morning news statement.
"Presidential elections generally bring large voter turnouts, which are expected this year," he said.
South County polling places will receive extra security on Tuesday from the officers based from St. Louis County Police Department-South County Precinct. Police say they are expecting larger-than-normal voter turnout but haven't heard any complaints or security concerns from Mehlville or Oakville voting locations.
“We have not had many problems in recent years,” said St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch. “Most participants have kept their focus on their right to vote. During all elections, we want our citizens to be assured that they can perform their patriotic duty in a safe manner.”