Sheriff Darryl Forté is the first African-American Sheriff of Jackson County, MO. Prior to becoming Sheriff, former Chief of the Kansas City, MO Police Department. As a results-oriented professional with 31+ years of comprehensive experience, Sheriff Forté career has afforded him to serve in areas of administrative police affairs, including a proven record of leadership; suppression of crimes through community partnerships utilizing crime prevention strategies; national recognition for successful risk management initiatives; effective management of civil unrest in Kansas City, Missouri, during tumultuous times; and recognition for outstanding community engagement efforts.
Sheriff Forté has demonstrated the ability to build and maintain relationships and has a history of valuing diversity. He's responded to 800+ homicides during career to support police personnel and consistently displays concern for victims and families.