Sheriff Darryl Forté is the 43rd Sheriff of Jackson County, MO. He is the first African American Sheriff of Jackson County, MO and was the first African American Chief of Police for Kansas City, MO Police Department. During his tenure, Sheriff Forté has made prominent steps to transform the Sheriff’s Office into a premier law enforcement agency. Sheriff Forté has prioritized community engagement, improved organizational effectiveness, and increased internal communications.
Sheriff Forté is an accomplished and highly dedicated law enforcement executive with more than 30 years of law enforcement experience. His educational accomplishments include: FBI National Academy, FBI National Executive Institute, Masters in Liberal Arts, and a Bachelors of Science degree. Sheriff Forté is a current member of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, Police Executive Research Forum, Missouri Police Chiefs Association and the Metropolitan Chiefs and Sheriffs Association.