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Government and Public Safety


Farmington is proud of its governing voice, which ensures a high quality of life for all residents. The community’s City Council is comprised of a mayor, eight councilpersons in four wards and a city counselor. Several departments lie within local government, all working toward the betterment of community life, now and in the future.

The Farmington Police Department works in partnership with the people of Farmington to protect life and property, while maintaining the highest level of courtesy, honor, ethics and integrity. Through their adoption of the Community Policing Philosophy and willingness to stay on the forefront of technology, new enforcement methods and emerging programs, the department is committed to establishing and maintaining a partnership within our community.

Public Safety

Staffed with 26 full-time contracted police officers, one reserve officer, six communications officers, three civilian personnel and one volunteer chaplain, the City of Farmington Police Department is dedicated to the safety of local and surrounding residents. Furthermore, two School Resource Officers (SROs) work within the Farmington R-7 School District, providing students with a number of educational programs, including the esteemed D.A.R.E. program.Farmington Fire Department is committed to protecting the people, property and environment within our community. Responsive to the needs of citizens by providing rapid, professional, humanitarian service, the Farmington Fire Department accomplishes its mission through prevention, education, fire suppression, medical service hazardous mitigation and other related emergency and non-emergency activities. The City of Farmington currently holds an ISO rating of a 4, and the Fire Department responds to more than 1,800 calls annually.

The community has also implemented an emergency phone and text alert system for advance warning in the case of weather or other related emergencies.

In addition, the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department plays a role in public safety, with the sheriff heading up a staff of detectives, road officers, K-9 patrol, process servers and court bailiffs.

There is so much more to learn about the City of Farmington’s government and public safety system! Be sure to visit farmington-mo.gov for the most up-to-date information.

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