(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Governor Mike Parson today announced the Missouri Department of Public Safety has awarded $23 million to St. Louis County as a matching grant to establish a regional intelligence and information center and law enforcement training complex. In order to utilize the award, St. Louis County has agreed to also invest at least $23 million for the law enforcement complex.
“Keeping Missourians safe and secure requires investments in training, technology, and modern, well-equipped facilities so law enforcement can continue to advance its capabilities to meet today’s challenges,” Governor Mike Parson said. “This $23 million in state funding, which is contingent on equivalent local funding, will help build a state-of-the-art complex that is an important investment in the future of public safety for St. Louis County communities and businesses.”
The complex will also include a property control facility. Funding for the state award is made available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and was made possible through Missouri House Bill 3020. The grant funds must be expended by June 30, 2026. The Department of Public Safety is the grant administrator.