STATEMENT: The Department of Revenue is implementing policy to protect its compliance investigators

  

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Department of Revenue Director Joel Walters today issued the following statement:

“Effective today, the Department of Revenue is implementing policy in accordance with the original intent of legislation enacted by the General Assembly, giving our 12 compliance investigators the ability to carry firearms in the line of duty. This action is necessary to help ensure agent safety in our Compliance and Investigation Bureau. This policy was modeled after, and brings the department into alignment with the Department of Corrections’ Probation and Parole, a comparable state agency whose policy allows its investigators to carry firearms.”

Rachael Herndon is the editor at The Missouri Times, but also produces This Week in Missouri Politics and publishes Missouri Times Magazine. She joined the Missouri Times in 2014, returning to political reporting after working as a campaign and legislative staffer.

Rachael studied at the University of Missouri – Columbia. She lives in Jefferson City with her husband, Brandon, and their two children.

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