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A national police decertification database represents one way for agencies to ensure officers with histories of illegal or unethical behavior don’t endanger the public. But still, just 59 of the state’s 371 agencies use it.
Police officers in Johnson County’s biggest cities say they do not expect Missouri's impending recreational marijuana law to change much about their operations. Marijuana possession is still illegal, as is driving while impaired.