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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

Sgt. Sanders

Sgt. Charles Sanders

Sgt. Charles Sanders has been serving with the Dexter Police Department for seven years. Prior to working at Dexter he worked at the Bernie Police Department where he held the position of Sergeant. Sgt. Sanders and his family live in Dexter. He is a 1998 graduate of the SEMO Law Enforcement Academy. Sgt. Sanders has completed Field Training Officer (FTO) Training as well as First Line Supervisor and Radar Instructor training at the Missouri State Highway Patrol Training Academy in Jefferson City Missouri. Sgt. Sanders is also a member of the Stoddard County Major Case Squad. Sgt. Sanders supervises officers, trains new officers, works accidents, assists EMS as needed and investigates crimes while enforcing city, state and federal laws.


  • S.E.M.O Law Enforcement Academy
  • Field Training Officer
  • 1st Line Supervisor
  • Radar Instructor
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Basic S.W.A.T.
  • Standardized Field Sobriety
  • TASER Certification
  • ICS 100
  • ICS 200
  • ICS 300
  • ICS 400
  • ICS 500
  • Tactical Operation Level I
  • Tactical Response to Methamphetamine Labs
  • Hazardous Material Incident Response-Awareness
  • Special Weapons and Tactics Urban Operations
  • Counterdrug Special Reaction Team Course
  • Investigation and Prosecution of Shaken Baby Cases
  • Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Collision Investigation
  • Terrorism Training


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