The Dexter Police Department works to preserve peace and deter crime through the enforcement of local, state and federal laws. It operates administrative, detective, patrol and communication units. The department conducts the School Resource Officer (SRO) program that bridges gap between police officers and youths. The Dexter Police Department issues traffic citations and offers fingerprinting and animal control services. It also provides crime prevention and safety tips, as well as supports the TRAID program. In addition, the department supports the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program, which focuses on the prevention of illegal usage of drugs, gang activities and violent behavior. The Dexter Police Department is located Dexter, Mo.