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Platte County Sheriff

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    Mark Owen
    (Rep)

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Campaign email address Mowen111@kc.rr.com
Campaign Phone (816) 863-0496
Public Elected Offices Held Sheriff
Incumbent? Yes
Education Highschool
42 years of law enforcement with the last 8 years having the honor of serving the citizens of Platte County as their Sheriff. In addition I sit as the chair or co-chair many state and regional committees. I am also an intentionally certified emergency manager and have worked several presidential disaster declarations.
I have an open door policy where employees and citizens can come ask questions or discuss issues. We have also implemented a citizens complaint policy, a use of force policy and a review procedure for both. I hold numerous community events each year and also visit or have a coffee with the Sheriff at least once a month in several of our assisted living and nursing homes each month. Over the last 7 1/2 years while I have been Sheriff we have tried to answer all questions with honesty and full transparency including those from the press. I will continue to uphold the constitution, improve our operations, maintain a open and transparent office and budget. It is a honor to serve the citizens who elected me and I will serve the citizens in the best and most professional manner possible.