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In 2009 Mike Sharp was sworn in and is currently fulfilling his 1st term as Sheriff of Jackson County Missouri. A combination of 26 years of law enforcement experience with the Kansas City Missouri Police Department as well as management skills obtained from being a business owner has provided Mike with the tools needed to succeed in this position.
Sheriff Sharp graduated from Lee’s Summit High School then continued his education at Central Missouri State University. His efforts earned him a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science and a minor in Criminal Justice. During his time in college Mike also served as a volunteer firefighter for the Lee’s Summit Fire Department.
Mike Sharp proudly represents a 4th generation of law enforcement by following Brit Sharp, Mike’s great-grandfather who was a deputy sheriff in Arkansas, Clinton Sharp, Mike’s grandfather who was a deputy sheriff in Arkansas and Ben Sharp, Mike’s father who was a police officer with the Lee’s Summit Missouri Police Department.
Boards & Committees
Mid-America Regional Council’s Emergency Services Member
Law Enforcement and Emergency Services - Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Committee
Special Advisors and Emergency Services - Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Committee
Metropolitan Emergency Managers Committee
Jackson County Drug Task Force
Jackson County Youth Court
Metro Chiefs and Sheriffs Association
Missouri Sheriff’s Association Sergeant of Arms
Awards & Honors
2009 National Sheriff’s Institute Graduate
2010 Regional Patriot Award
2010 Presidents Volunteer award
2010 FBI National Academy Graduate - 243 Session
2011 Inducted into Lees Summit High School Hall of Fame
2011 State of Missouri Patriot Award
2011 Missouri Sheriff’s Association Board Of Directors
Mike Sharp’s civic memberships include the:
Albert Pike Blue Lodge #219 in Independence
Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street Inc.
Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce
Lee’s Summit Elk’s Lodge #2804
Lee’s Summit Rotary Club
Summit Democratic Club
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