Sgt. Tom Engert
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Sgt. Engert was born and raised in the Kansas City Metro area graduating from O’Hara High School. He obtained his Associate of Arts degree from MCCKC Longview and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Webster University.
Tom began his Law Enforcement career as a civilian employee of the Kansas City Police Department, becoming one of the first civilian dispatchers, eventually graduating from the police academy and serving as a volunteer reserve police officer. He began working for the City of Grandview Police Department and served that community for 22 years. During that time span, he spent seventeen years in the Investigations unit. He was an active member of the Metro Squad, became a nationally certified CVSA operator, a certified D.A.R.E officer in elementary, middle school and high school curriculum, founded and served as the Chairman of the Board for Grandview Youth Court, designed and coordinated the first Citizen Academy, was a founding member of Harmony in Grandview – a grassroots program dealing with Racial Diversity, was a founding member of Together Grandview – a community based substance abuse prevention program.
Sgt. Tom Engert
He served as an original member of the Jackson County Child Sexual Abuse Task Force, served as a member of the Futures Committee for the Grandview School District, held an Advisory Board position for Grandview Alternative School, was named Officer of the Year, 1990, 1993, 1995, and Employee of the Year 1998. He became a Missouri State Certified Generalist Instructor teaching at the Eastern Jackson County Law Enforcement Academy. He was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to “C” shift on Patrol, retiring in August of 2000.
Sgt. Engert then began his second career in Corporate America, working for Sprint, first in the fraud management group, then getting promoted to Regional Security Manager within the Corporate Security group, leading to another promotion to Manager of Corporate Investigations handling all aspects of internal and external investigations at the highest corporate level. His team consisted of seven regional managers, two data analysts, two forensic scientists, and three LEO Assistance team members. Sgt. Engert received numerous commendations and awards as well as the Spirit of Southwest Award, which is the highest honor bestowed to Sprint team members in the Southwest Region, for contributions above and beyond the call of duty.
Sgt. Engert is currently an adjunct instructor at the Blue River Public Safety Institute, instructing new recruits as well as CEU classes for existing Law Enforcement officers. He is serving as the volunteer President of the Morningview Home Owners Association, an over fifty-five community in the Raymore area, with an annual budget of three hundred twenty-five thousand dollars. Sgt. Engert is married to Candace Engert. They have one daughter, Alex, who holds a Master’s Degree and lives in Minnesota.