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Columbia, Missouri, Customer Service-Oriented Policing

Columbia, Missouri, is a college town with a vibrant community, a large student population, and a thriving downtown business district. Police Chief Ken Burton heads up a force that is focused on customer service-based policing. Using the latest technology and working with local businesses, the police department promotes a safe and enjoyable environment for students, residents, and visitors.

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