St. Louis Police Chief Featured Speaker at MBU Spring Media Talk
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson will continue the 2015-2016 Missouri Baptist University Media Talk Series as the featured speaker on Feb. 23.
The free speaker series event will take place in the Don and Mary Pillsbury Wainwright Performance Hall of MBU’s Pillsbury Chapel and Dale Williams Fine Arts Center from noon to 1 p.m.
Colonel D. Samuel Dotson III joined the Metropolitan Police Department on October 11, 1993. He was selected Chief of Police on December 14, 2012. Prior to being named Chief of Police, he served as the Operations Director for the City of St. Louis.
Colonel Dotson manages the second largest police department in the state of Missouri and is responsible for the Department’s budget, which translates to $173 million annually. He oversees 1,319 sworn officers and 548 civilian employees. As Chief of Police of the second largest city in the state, he is responsible for the public safety of 318,000 residents who live in the City of St. Louis and thousands of visitors who visit the city every year.
The MBU Media Talk is coordinated by Amanda Staggenborg, assistant professor of public relations and communications at MBU. The series was launched four years ago to further inspire students to achieve their dreams by showcasing interdisciplinary professionals at the top of their fields.
Previous Media Talk guests include sportscaster Frank Cusumano, Bill McClellan, long-time columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Mark Abel, executive vice-president of Weber Shandwick.