Letters: Aug. 2, 1968

Behind the Badge

Sir: As one of the newest policemen in the St. Louis police department, I read with extreme interest your article "Police: The Thin Blue Line " [July 19]. You noted with accuracy that one of the basic needs of metropolitan departments is better-educated officers. Most metropolitan departments do little if any recruiting on a college level because they are convinced they have nothing to offer the graduate.

As a recent graduate of St. Louis University, I beg to differ. Analyze what today's graduate is looking for in a career. If his education...

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