Darren Ivey

Events Coordinator

Darren Ivey is a retired Major from the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department where he served from 1992 to 2021.  During his 29-year career, he served in many roles including Patrol, Narcotics and Vice, Research and Development, Youth Services, Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, and the Office of the Chief of Police.

Darren served as the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Commander from 2012 – 2018; served six years as a Board Member for CIT International where he was the Treasurer and Conference Co-Chair; is the past Co-Chair of the Mid-America CIT Council; and was the Missouri State CIT Self-Care Chair from 2016-2018. 

Darren has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Park University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and a Master’s Certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia. He has an International Critical Incident Stress (ICISF) certification for Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention and was an inaugural member of the first Commander Peer Support Group in the country.  Additionally, he has served on many non-profit Boards and is a highly sought presenter regarding first responder resiliency and trauma/stress management.

Prior to becoming a Police Officer, Darren was a proud member of the United States Air Force (1983-1992) where he served in support of Operation Desert Storm and is a graduate of the distinguished FBI National Academy (#274). 

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