301 E. Bourke Street
Macon, Mo 63552
24-hours each day
7-days a week
Macon Police Department enforces State and City laws to maintain order, provide service, and safety to our residents, businesses, and visitors. Our Police Officers answer calls when a crime is suspected or an emergency exists and takes such actions as are necessary to prevent crime, to apprehend criminals, to maintain safety, and to assist citizens in a wide range of emergency and non-emergency situations.
Dedicated to meeting the needs of the community, the Macon Police Department has developed partnerships with our schools, residents, and business owners in an effort to identify areas of concern and to better respond to requests for service. We work hard to develop a safe and secure community where our citizens and business community can prosper.
DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is substance abuse prevention education and Much More!
The DARE core program is presented to Kindergarten through 5th grade.
DARE was developed in 1983 as a joint effort between the Los Angeles County (Calif.) School District and the Los Angeles Police Department. In 1986, the US Congress passed the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act to promote drug abuse education and prevention programs across the country, and DARE spread rapidly, with many school districts adopting it for their students. By 1994 DARE was the most widely used school-based drug prevention program, showing up in all 50 states in the United States and spreading to six foreign countries.
Dare uses the social influence approach to drug-use prevention. This psychosocial approach emphasizes and aims to strengthen children’s refusal skills so they can better resist social pressures to try and use drugs. It also builds general social competencies to help prevent or at least delay adolescent drug use.
SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER
The Macon Police Department along with the Macon County R-I School provides a School Resource Officer (SRO).
The SRO performs three crucial roles:
- Law enforcement officer – providing police protective/security presence on the campus;
- Law-related counselor – acts as comprehensive resource for students and faculty; and
- Law-related education teacher- assisting in teaching the children about various safety issues and the importance of making good decisions in every part of their lives.
Any crime that is investigated or police service that is provided on campus is the responsibility of the School Resource Officer.