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New Police Chief in Dexter 

Catherine Pegram

A new man’s in charge of the Dexter Police Department, but he’s certainly not new to the job.James Emerson was recently named the Chief of Police. He’s been the acting chief since Arthur Roy resigned in April. Emerson’s spent 27 years on the department in Dexter and says it’s been a long-time goal of his to serve as chief. He says he’d like officers to focus on more community policing and reaching out to the public, especially kids in school. One of the first items on his new agenda, though, is hiring another police officer to fill the position created by his promotion.