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2018

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Women in Corrections: Nilda Serrano

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2018

After more than a quarter of a century with the Jackson County Department of Corrections, Captain Nilda Serrano still loves her job and spending time at what she calls her second home.

“Our second home is in the building an...

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Posted on: May 10, 2018

Darryl Forte' Named Sheriff

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THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018

County Executive Frank White, Jr., introduced former Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte’ as Jackson County Sheriff during a press conference this morning.

“One thing that stood out to me about Darryl is his focu...

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

Associate of the Month: March 2018

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2018

Thanks to a keen eye and quick action the Fort Osage National Historic Landmark was saved from an out of control grass fire.

Laura King was working as the gift shop attendant in the Education Center and was the last associate onsite f...

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

Isaac Johnston named Deputy Director of Corrections

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TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018

Isaac Johnston has been named Deputy Director of the Department of Corrections.

Isaac has served as the Acting Deputy Director since November of 2017. His public safety career includes serving as the warden of two facilities, the Lea...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Jackson County Executive announces nominating committee for Jackson County Sheriff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 20, 2018Contact: Marshanna Hester(816) 878-1930

mhester@jacksongov.org 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has announced a nominating committee to help appoint a Jackson County Sheriff,...

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Monument to Freedom, Justice and Courage

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THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018

Honoring those who have made or are making significant contributions to the civil rights movement in Jackson County is the motivation behind a new memorial being constructed at Leon Jordan Park.

County, city and community leaders ga...

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Jackson County Drug Task Force Awarded

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TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2018

The Jackson County Drug Task Force (JCDTF) was recently awarded the 2017 Outstanding Cooperative Effort Award by the Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) and the Office of National Drug Control Policy in Washington D...

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

Women in Corrections: Kiva Hill

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2018

Kiva Hill says a lot of people don’t understand her work and have misgivings about her chosen profession as a corrections officer.

“Depending on where you are from or your background some people have a stigma abo...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

Parks Customer Service Training

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MARCH 30, 2018

In preparation of the busy spring and summer season ahead, Jackson County Parks + Rec held its annual “State of the Parks” and Customer Service Training for 130 full-time associates Friday, March 30, at the Central Jackso...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Mass Fatality Training

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MARCH 29, 2018

Kansas City area emergency response agencies had the opportunity to join forces in preparing for a mass casualty and mass fatality incident last week at Kansas Speedway.

The Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office was one of nearly...

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Posted on: March 16, 2018

Associate of the Month: February 2018

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MARCH 15, 2018

Christmas in the Park has become one of the Kansas City area’s most beloved holiday traditions and one of Jackson County Parks + Rec’s most celebrated events of the year. It’s not Santa that builds the animated ...

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

Whitney Miller Appointed Director of Collections

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MARCH 12, 2018

Whitney Miller brings her tax law experience to her new position as Director of the Collection Department.

For more than five years, she has served as civil legal counsel for the County Counselor’s Office, managing more than 900 pro...

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

Diana Turner Named Director of Corrections Department

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MARCH 12, 2018

Diana Turner was named Director of the Jackson County Corrections Department during the Legislative meeting Monday. Turner has been serving as acting director since November 30, 2017.

She was hired as deputy director in September and has devo...

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

Rock Island Shared Use Path Groundbreaking

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THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018

A giant step forward was taken this morning as Jackson County and the Kansas City Area Transit Authority broke ground on the first phase of the Rock Island Shared Use Path.

According to County Executive, Frank White, Jr., the new tra...

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Serve Weather Symposium

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SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2018

The large auditorium at Crown Pointe Church, Lee’s Summit, MO is filled early on a Saturday morning. This year the Severe Weather Symposium has a stronger impact after last year’s tornado which struck Oak Grove a...

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

Fort Osage and Education Center Closed Indefinitely

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 19, 2018

 

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

mhester@jacksongov.org  

Fort Osage and Education Center closed indefinitely

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Fort Osage National Historic Landmark, own...

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

Associate of the Month: January 2018

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Even after 38 years of service, Cheryl Langford continually exceeds expectations in performing her duties as Taxpayer Services Administrator.

According to Collections Department Administrator Karey Schulze, Cheryl is always willing to come in early, stay l...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

Jackson County donates to Special Olympics

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A sunny and unusually warm January day at Longview Lake was the perfect setting for the annual Polar Plunge benefitting Special Olympics.

According to Adam Wright, Development Manager for Special Olympics Missouri, the event has nearly reached the 2018 goa...

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

Deputy Awarded Medal of Valor

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Working the overnight shift at Walmart can often be interesting, but the early hours of May 27, 2017, turned out to be more than Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy Lauren Michael expected.

What happened shortly after 2:14 a.m. lead to the deputy recently bein...

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

Women In Corrections: Rena Childs

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Accepting a challenge from her family has lead Rena Childs to a 20-year career with the Jackson County Department of Corrections.

“People informed me I was too passive and corrections was not for me so that challenge made me come here and I&r...

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Posted on: January 31, 2018

Legislature Supports Stand Up KC

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Today, 48,000 Kansas City citizens are employed in some of the world’s largest and most profitable fast food and retail corporations, but they work in the city’s worst paying jobs.

The average fast food worker is now 32 years old and th...

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Posted on: January 26, 2018

LEADership Blue Springs visits Jackson County

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The current LEADership Blue Springs class recently had the opportunity to get a personal look at Jackson County government. The 18 members toured the courthouse in Kansas City as well as the Historic Truman Courthouse in Independence.

While in Kansas City ...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Keeping County Parks Safe

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It was a warm afternoon in early summer when Jackson County Parks Ranger Martin Steele responded to a mutual aid call from Prairie Township Fire for an incident on the east side of Lake Jacomo. As he arrived the ranger spotted a 16-year-old girl lying on ...

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