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Major Tim Lowery Appointed Next Florissant Police Chief

Lowery, who's been with the department since 1989, will take over the post in January 2013.

One day after publicly announcing , Mayor Tom Schneider’s office announced Thursday morning his successor.

Major Tim Lowery has been appointed Florissant Police Chief, and he will take the post Jan. 1, 2013.

“Mayor Schneider has every confidence that Major Lowery will continue the tradition of leadership which has made our Police Department excel in making Florissant one the Nation’s safest cities,” he said in the press release.

Major Lowery currently works as the commander of the bureau of field operations and was chosen as chief deputy commander of the Greater St. Louis Major Case squad earlier this year. He’s worked for the since 1989.

According to the press release, Mayor Schneider was informed of Chief Karabas’ decision to step down in March of this year, and he has since met with leaders of the department, including Lowery, to make decisions about the department’s future leadership. He decided promoting from within would be the best decision for the department.

Chief Karabas will retire effective Dec. 31.

Patricia G. Burgess August 03, 2012 at 03:56 PM
I believe Major Lowery will do an excellent job as the Chief of Police! I have known him all his life - he is an honest, hard working young man and will do everything in his power to keep Florissant one of the safest cities!! Good selection and Congratulations to Major Lowery - from Patty (Hudson) Burgess
K Smith August 08, 2012 at 04:37 AM
I hope he will have a leadership style that is focused on solving all crimes committed in Florissant. We don't need crimes to not be investigated to make the numbers look better in Florissant. Our family has suffered so much due to the negligence of this police department and have spent the last 4 years trying to get justice. No investigation ever took place for child abuse to our 4 children and as a result, the perpetrator hasn't done any jail time despite 4 broken bones, bruising on the ears, severe emotional abuse. We were continually brushed off by this department with this, harassed by members of the police department and no investigation for a stolen package. It took 8 months to just get a police report that was falsified with CHief Karabas giving us the brush off by saying "What do you want me to do about it?" This department has a reputation for not fully investigating crimes which we the public need to expect better than this from the police!!!

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