New resource officer protects, teaches

Bret Waelterman
Web Editor

Officer Dan Dixon transferred to the high school replacing Officer Erich Wiemer as the school’s resource officer.

Dixon has bachelors degrees in psychology, sociology and criminal justice, and is currently working on his thesis for his masters. Dixon is able to teach or D.A.R.E in any high school.

Dixon’s latest job was a school resource officer with the Cole County Sheriff’s Department in Jefferson City.

Dixon also had a job as a corrections officer, otherwise know as a prison guard, in Jefferson City.

“I always want to figure a resolution before I have to arrest people,” Dixon said. Dixon wanted students to know that if anything is wrong at school, he is able to counsel and help students.

Officer Wiemer is back on patrol for the Webster Police Department to eventually  become a sergeant,
“I am excited for the new job and to get to know the students,” Dixon.

Dixon has been a in law enforcement for seven years.

Dixon went into law enforcement because he wanted to work for a cause not just to work.

Dixon is married and has two children.

Dixon got his job here through the Cole County Sheriffs Department. He later was interviewed and was hired.

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