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Mayor Recommends St. Louis County Police Captain for Interim Police Chief Job

Capt. Lawrence Stulce, commander of the St. Louis Bureau of Drug Enforcement, will serve during the six-month search, if approved by City Council.

Mayor Sally Faith has recommended Captain Lawrence Stulce, of the St. Louis County Police Department, to serve as the interim chief of police while the city searches for a new police chief.

The City Council is expected to consider the recommendation during the May 8 council meeting. If approved, Stulce would be sworn in on May 15, according to a press release from the city.

Former police chief Dennis Corley resigned in mid-April following a .

Stulce is currently serving as commander of the St. Louis Bureau of Drug Enforcement. The City Council on Tues., May 8, will consider Faith's recommendation. If approved, Stulce will be sworn in as interim chief at the meeting on May 15, 2012.

Stulce has served as commander of the Bureau of Drug Enforcement and the Multijurisdictional Drug Task Force since 2010.

“Captain Stulce comes highly recommended from St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch and several other high ranking law enforcement officials in the region,” Mayor Faith said in a press release. “We are really looking forward to getting Larry on board. This is a perfect example of how government entities throughout the St. Louis metro area are working together for the overall good of the region. I’d like to thank St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and Chief Fitch for their help and support during this interim period of approximately six months, as this proposed plan will provide the city ample time to complete a nationwide search for a permanent police chief,” she said.

Stulce, who lives in St. Charles, graduated the Greater St. Louis Police Academy in 1974. Read more about him here.

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