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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

Cpl. Benton

Sgt. Josh Benton

Cpl. Joshua Benton graduated from the Southeast Missouri State University Law Enforcement Academy in 2002.  Cpl. Benton has been with the Dexter Police Department since April 2003.  Prior to taking a position at the Dexter PD, Cpl. Benton began his Law Enforcement career as a reserve officer at the Poplar Bluff Police Department in 2002.  Benton currently serves as one of three shift supervisors for his squad and has attended several law enforcement training seminars in his career.  Benton along with his wife and two children reside in Dexter.


  • S.E.M.O. Law Enforcement Academy
  • Field Training Officer M.S.H.P. Academy
  • Basic S.W.A.T.
  • Standardized Field Sobriety
  • TASER Certification
  • Tactical Operation Level 1
  • Special Weapons and Tactics, Urban Operations
  • Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Collision Investigation
  • First Responder Certified
  • Basic Accident Investigation M.S. H.P. Academy
  • Accident Reconstruction Investigation M.S.H.P. Academy
  • Domestic Violence Training
  • Type 3 Breathalyzer
  • Type 2 Supervision Breathalyzer
  • Livescan Certification
  • ICS 100
  • ICS 700
  • Radar Certification
  • 1st Line Supervision School (M.S.H.P. Academy)


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