Sammy Stone
Chief of Police
Message from the Chief of Police
On behalf of the men and women of the Dexter Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our web site, and take this opportunity to tell you about our department. The Dexter Police Department embraces the philosophy of policing by encompassing two distinct strategies; aggressive no-nonsense street policing designed to impact low-level crime; and community partnerships with businesses, neighborhoods, schools and churches.



Dexter Police Department Mission Statement

The mission of the Dexter Police Department is to protect life, property, and the rights of persons; to enforce ordinances and laws; and to preserve peace, order, and safety.

In the pursuit of our mission, the Dexter Police Department will establish effective relationships with the community through community partnerships, community involvement, and by nurturing the public trust. We will hold ourselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics. We will be constantly aware of the needs of our community and those we serve. We will consider innovative strategies to improve working conditions and policing programs in order to enhance our service.

We will continually strive toward community problem solving and accountability. We will, through concerted efforts, improve the overall quality of life for our community. 

Dexter Police Department
305 Cooper St., Dexter, Mo 63841
Phone: 573-624-5512
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