By Alex Fees
St. Louis County (KSDK) - After two Imo's Pizza delivery drivers were killed during robberies this year, and on the heels of an undercover operation where officers posed as delivery drivers, St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch announced a program to help companies who depend on delivery.
The town hall meeting is designed for local pizza franchises that deliver in the unincorporated north St. Louis County area.
It is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14 at 9 a.m. at Hazelwood East Early Childhood Development Center at 12555 Partridge Run. The location is off of Parker Road, west of MO 367.
County police officials say the meeting will be to inform the various franchise representatives and delivery personnel of potential threats they could possibly encounter. The invitation also extends to bordering municipal police departments and their personnel.
Police say at that meeting they will talk about ways delivery drivers can stay safe, and signs they could watch for to prevent robberies.
St. Lous County Police Chief Tim Fitch said he is trying to foster a safe environment for businesses to operate in.
"The pizza companies and the restaurants in the area are trying to make a living and serve the community," said Fitch. "The community wants these services, they don't want to see them go away. I know we've seen in the past where certain companies say we're not going to deliver after dark and different rules like that."