Barton’s City Press Release

Nicolle Barton Named Commissioner of Civilian Oversight Board

Assumes Duties February 8, 2016


Nicolle Barton has been selected as the first commissioner of the City of St. Louis Civilian Oversight Board.

Since 2001, Barton has served the State of Missouri, first as a probation and parole officer for six years and then as a unit supervisor responsible for managing and supervising the activities of the investigative and administration staff working in the Department of Corrections; Board of Probation and Parole.

“As one of the members on the Civilian Oversight Board, I was delighted to learn that Nicolle Barton had been selected for the Executive Director’s position,” Jane Abbott-Morris said. “Ms. Barton was my first choice after interviewing the finalists. I was very impressed with her professional background, in addition to her community involvements. Ms. Barton is very personable and energetic. I am confident that she will be well received by the community and the police department. The Civilian Oversight Board is looking forward to working with her as she leads us on this journey.”

The selection was made following a four-month search process. The Civilian Oversight Board members interviewed the top six qualified candidates and selected Barton.

The Civilian Oversight Board will be responsible for independently receiving and reviewing concerns or complaints about the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Board members include:  Jane Abbott-Morris, Bradley T. Arteaga, David Bell, Heather Highland, Lawrence C. Johnson, Stephen Rovak and Ciera Simril. The Commissioner reports to the City’s public safety director.

Barton assumes her duties February 8, 2016.





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