The Festus Police Department, in conjunction with an agreement with the Festus R-6 School District, has two full-time officers assigned to the schools in the position of School Resource Officer.  They are Patrolman Michael Cavaness, DSN 55 and Patrolman Michael Patrick, DSN 63.

Patrolman Mike Patrick has also been assigned as the  new D.A.R.E. officer.  D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is a collaborative effort between the Festus Police Department and the Festus R-6 School District. D.A.R.E. is an educational program for fifth grade students to prevent or reduce drug abuse and violence among children. The emphasis of D.A.R.E. is to help students recognize and resist the many direct and subtle pressures that influence them to experiment with alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, inhalants, or other drugs. It also teaches them how to avoid or resolve violent situations.   

D.A.R.E. is a ten-lesson program in which the officer teaches the fifth grade students for one class period a week. The course culminates with a D.A.R.E. graduation in which parents, grandparents, and others are invited to participate.


City of Festus

City Hall: (636) 937-4694
Police & Fire:  (636) 937-3646
Public Library:   (636) 937-2017
Public Works:   (636) 937-6646
Park Reservations:      (636) 937-6646

Police Department

100 Park Avenue
Festus, MO 63028
Telephone: (636) 937-3646
Records:  (636) 937-5184
Fax:  (636) 937-8086


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