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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When is visitation for prisoner's in the Dexter PD jail?
  2. What items are prisoners allowed to have while in jail?


General Questions

1.) Where are you located?

The Dexter Police Department is located at 305 Cooper St., next to the City Lake.

2.) I have been a victim of a crime and would like more information, who should I contact?

Call the Dexter Police Department at (573) 624-5512.

3.) Does the Dexter Police Department perform Live Scan fingerprints, or offer other fingerprinting services?

Yes. Call the Department prior to your arrival to make sure an Officer is available for fingerprinting. There is a $10.00 fee for this service.

4.) What should I do if I witness suspicious activity in my neighborhood?

We encourage people to call the police department when witnessing suspicious activity. Please call the main phone number, which is (573) 624-5512. DIAL 911, only if the crime is life threatening or there is imminent danger of a violence. If you are using a cell phone, make sure you program the following emergency phone number for the Dexter Police Department (573) 624-5512.  Dialing 911 from a cell phone can sometimes connect you to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, which could increase the response time to your location.

5.) How do I contact animal services?

The Dexter Police Department Humane Officer is on duty Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call the Dexter Police Department at (573) 624-5512. You can also reach the Humane Officer on his department cellular phone at (573) 624-0108.

 6.) Where do I find out about job openings at the Dexter Police Department?

To find out about job openings the in the Dexter Police Department, click here.

Traffic Related Questions

7.) How and where do I pay a traffic citation?

Traffic Citations can be paid at the Dexter Municipal Courthouse, located next to the Dexter Police Department. Traffic fines can also be paid at the front desk of the Police Department. You can ONLY receive balance information at the courthouse.

Police Reports Questions

8.) How do I file a police report?

Dexter Police Department is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week to file a report for crimes that occurred in Dexter.

9.) How do I obtain a copy of a police report or event?

Involved parties may obtain a copy of a report in person at the Dexter Police. There is a $3.00 fee to obtain reports.

10.) If I am not listed on the report, how can I get a copy of the report?

Unfortunately you will not be able to obtain a report unless you are listed on the actual report.

11.) What if I have information on a crime that has occurred, or will occur, but don't want to get involved?

You can send a completely anonymous tip, or give the Dexter Police Department anonymous information, by going here.

Jail Related Questions

12.) When is visitation for prisoner's in the Dexter PD jail?

Visitation is on Tuesday’s and Saturday’s from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Each prisoner is allowed 15 minutes total visitation time. For example, if 3 family members come to visit a prisoner, they would each get 5 minutes. No contact visits will be allowed. There will be no handbags or purses of any type allowed in the cell area. Persons visiting must show identification. All visitors will be checked for any active warrants, and sign a visitor sheet to be allowed to visit.

13.) What items are prisoners allowed to have while in jail?

The following are personal items that are allowed in the cells:
        A)  3 sets of the following:  underwear, t-shirts, white socks,
            bra’s “with no underwire”.
        B)  A toothbrush and toothpaste
        C)  Writing paper
        D)  1 No.2 pencil
        E)  Envelope & Stamps
        F)  2 paperback books
        G)  Up to $10.00 in quarters only.
        H)  Playing cards
        I)  Eye glasses

Any additional items will have to be approved by an Officer and will be kept in the property holding area.


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