Law and Public Safety

Law and Public Safety

St. Louis County SKYWARN/R.A.C.E.S Page


The St. Louis County R.A.C.E.S. and SKYWARN Programs are the largest volunteer programs of their kind in the region with approximately 2,700 trained, active participants! The objective of the SKYWARN program is to train and maintain volunteers to be severe weather observers, providing vital services in times of severe weather. Our training schedule provides details on the most comprehensive training seminars in the region. This fine program has been in operation since 1975. The objective of the R.A.C.E.S. (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services) Program is to provide quality emergency volunteer amateur radio support services to the community to augment public safety, schools, government, and medical services as needed. This quality program has been in operation since 1955. These programs are sponsored by the St. Louis County Police Department, Office of Emergency Management. All classes are free, there is no charge to participate, and no one needs to be a member of any club or organization to become involved at any level. Your participation is welcomed!


SOMETHING TIMESAVING AND IMPORTANT FROM THE MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL: The Missouri Automated Road Condition Hotline is Now Operational! Colonel Ron Replogle, Superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to inform the public that the Missouri Automated Road Condition Hotline is now in service. The hotline--800-222-6400--provides travelers with information regarding driving conditions on major roadways in the state. Road condition information for Missouri can be obtained also by visiting the Patrol's Internet home page at www.mshp.dps.mo.gov or the Missouri Department of Transportation's Internet home page at www.modot.mo.gov.