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.
Wildwood polling places, such as Babler Elementary School, Green Pines Elementary School, Lifepointe Church, Rockwood Administrative Center, Wildwood City Hall, Wildwood Middle School, Starbridge Christian Center and Woodlawn Chapel Presbyterian Church, for example, will receive extra security on Tuesday from the officers based from St. Louis County Police Department-Wildwood (6th) Precinct.
“We have not had many problems in recent years,” said St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch in the release.
“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.”
Polling places, such as Eureka Community Center, are serviced by the independent Eureka Police Department, in comparison. The police station itself also serves as a polling place on Tuesday.