Patrol creates Office of Community Engagement and Outreach – News – Hannibal Courier – Post – Hannibal, MO – Missouri News

Patrol creates Office of Community Engagement and Outreach – News – Hannibal Courier – Post – Hannibal, MO –  Missouri News

Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announced the creation of the Office of Community Engagement and Outreach within the Patrol.

Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announced the creation of the Office of Community Engagement and Outreach within the Patrol. Effective June 1, the office will be established and placed under the direction of Assistant Superintendent Eric T. Olson. The office will be in the Wainwright Office Building in St. Louis.

Captain Ronald S. Johnson has been designated as director of the Office of Community Engagement and Outreach. The new office will focus on cultivating and enhancing partnerships with Missourians, community groups, and organizations across the state that may not frequently interact with the Patrol. Johnson will engage community members and professionals to develop solutions to challenging social issues and will assist in connecting community members with resources. 

Johnson has distinguished himself as a national expert in cultivating community relations with law enforcement. He is frequently asked to present on best practices for community engagement and outreach, and he has spent many years teaching and mentoring various groups across the country on relationship building.

“Captain Johnson’s skills and abilities in creating impactful partnerships make him a tremendous asset,” said Karsten. “A highly sought after expert in this area, we are excited for what he will accomplish as the founding director of this new office.”

“While the Patrol enjoys great relationships…

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