Jackson County Executive to Recognize
Accomplishments of Drug Task Force

April 13, 2014 (KANSAS CITY, MO) – At Monday’s regular weekly meeting of the Jackson County Legislature, Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders will recognize the efforts of the Jackson County Drug Task Force in fighting drug crime in the community.

Tomorrow’s legislative meeting will begin at 2:30 P.M. on the ground floor of the Eastern Jackson County Courthouse in Independence (308 West Kansas, Independence, Missouri).

For the third consecutive year, the Task Force has been named the Law Enforcement Unit of the Year by the Missouri Narcotic Officers Association (MNOA). Additionally, Dan Cummings, the Officer in Charge for the Task Force was named Officer of the Year by the MNOA.

The Jackson County Drug Task Force was formed in 1986 and is comprised of representatives from fourteen area law enforcement agencies including police departments throughout the county as well as the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol. The Task Force is funded by the quarter-cent Community Backed Anti-Drug Sales Tax (COMBAT).

County Executive Sanders will be joined at the presentation by Jackson County Sheriff Mike Sharp, Sugar Creek Police Chief Herb Soule, and Officer Cummings.

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