OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF THE ETHICAL SOCIETY OF POLICE
The Ethical Society of Police (E.S.O.P.) congratulates Chief Barton on her selection as Chief. African-American Officers have faced unbelievable challenges with our voices being heard under former Chief Jon Belmar, former County Executive Steve Stenger and the current County Executive, Sam Page.
We hope that going forward our members will be heard by Chief Barton. We are more than willing to work with Chief Barton and we will support efforts with fairness, diversity and inclusion for all officers and citizens.
The Ethical Society of Police
ABOUT THE ETHICAL SOCIETY OF POLICE
The Ethical Society of Police (E.S.O.P.) is an association of police officers, park rangers, and civilians that advocates for racial and gender equity in the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) and St. Louis County Police Department. The E.S.O.P. was founded in 1972 to address racial biases within law enforcement. The E.S.O.P. also works to improve community/police relations, develop policies and programs to reduce crime, elevate the status of minority civilians and police officers, encourage greater minority employment by law enforcement agencies, and increase professionalism in law enforcement. Membership is open to all races and includes nearly 300 law enforcement professionals employed by the City and County of St. Louis. For details, call (314) 690-3565, email email@example.com or visit www.esopstl.org.