Mark Taylor
Frank Denning, Johnson County Sheriff, is seeking a third term in office.
He officially filed for re-election on April 4.
Denning, who lives near Edgerton, has more than 38 years of law enforcement experience, mostly in Johnson County.
He was elected sheriff in 2004 and re-elected in 2008.
Denning’s accomplishments during his eight years in office include innovative programs aimed at reducing recidivism through the Sheriff’s Office Forensic Assertive Community Treatment Program and Mental Health Co-Responder Program, a joint effort between the Sheriff’s Office, the Olathe Police Department and Johnson County Mental Health Center.
He was also instrumental in getting a new crime lab built in Olathe.
Denning’s awards include the Diversity Advocate in Law Enforcement from the Olathe branch of the NAACP and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy and Scholarship Committee, Sheriff of the Year from the Kansas Sheriffs’ Association, the Distinguished Public Service Award from the United Community Services of Johnson County, and the Clarence M. Kelly Award for Excellence in Criminal Justice Administration from the Greater Kansas City Chapter of ASIS International.