Type of government: Mayor/Council
Name of Mayor: Joe E. Weber
City Administrator: Yes
Comprehensive City Plan: Yes
Zoning: City — Yes County — No
Subdivision ordinance w/design standards Yes
City engineer employed: Yes
Dexter citizens are proud of their city providing one of the most advanced firefighting organizations in the area. The Fire Chief oversees the management of two fire stations with the full-time volunteer services of concerned citizens. Fire rating within the city limits is four (4).
Fire Insurance Rating:
In city: 4
Outside city: 10
The Dexter Police Department provides 24 hour protection in our city. In addition to their regular duties, the department assists with several safety and educational programs. The Police Chief and his staff operate with the latest in dispatch, police,and emergency equipment. The department is represented by 11 full-time officers, four dispatchers and eight reserve officers.
Capacity of county landfill: 25 years
The Stoddard County Ambulance Service is located in Dexter. A qualified staff consisting of both paramedics and EMTs service the area with the latest state of the art equipment.
E-911 Service made their live cut-over on October 10, 1995, enabling the 911 services to be accessed throughout Stoddard County. The service employs a full-time emergency management director.