Major Darren Ivey

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Kansas City Police Department (Core Faculty/Board of Advisors)
Major Darren Ivey was appointed to the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department in September 1992. He was promoted to Sergeant in October 2000, Captain in September 2012 and Major in April 2017. Prior to becoming a Police Officer, Major Ivey was a proud member of the United States Air Force (1983-1992). He has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Park University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Major Ivey has been the Department’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Commander since 2012. It was in this assignment that Captain Ivey began seeing just how many first responders and military members (active/retired) are affected by trauma/secondary trauma and stress. To this end, in partnership with Truman Medical Center’s Behavioral Health, Ivey led a team that developed and teaches a four hour block of training called “Building Resilience: Surviving Secondary Trauma.” This training helps address the occupational risks for secondary trauma and acute stress in first responders (as well as military) and allied civilian support staff.
He also holds a Basic, Advanced, Youth, and Veteran CIT Certification as well as a Basic and Advanced Certification in Advanced Behavioral Studies. Additionally, he is the Co-Chair of the Mid-America CIT Council, Co-Chair of the Justice Committee of the Resilient KC Initiative; sits on the Police Committee for the Campaign for Trauma Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP), and serves on the Board of Directors for CIT International.