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Annual Crime Reports

Annual crime reports featuring full statistics. More...


The D.A.R.E. program is designed to help children boost their self-esteem, help to respect others, learn to "Say No" to drug and other negatives and to "Say Yes" to the positive alternatives in the world. More...

Safe Schools

Indepth information on how the School Resource Officer program works. More...

Crime Prevention and Safety

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Officer Larry Patterson

Officer Larry Patterson, Jr. has been serving on the Dexter Police force since 1991. He is a DHS grad and spent four years as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army, after which he attended the Law Enforcement Academy at SEMO, graduating in 1991 and coming back to his hometown to serve. Originally from Dexter, he now resides in Jackson with his wife. Patterson also received training from the Silent Options SWAT School and the Missouri State Highway Patrol Supervision School.


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