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Jonathon Westbrook

Jonathon Westbrook, a married father of four, has been serving as a police officer for the Kansas City, KS Police Department since 2007. He received his Associates in Political Science and B.A. in Organizational Leadership from Donnelly College and is currently pursuing his Masters in Public Administration through the University of Kansas.

Jonathon has openly expressed pouring himself back into the community, particularly in minority outreach, and has done so by volunteering as a mentor at Leavenworth Penitentiary through the Life Connections program. Jonathon has served as Youth Director and mentors at Bread of Life Outreach Ministries. In January of 2016, Police Chief Terry Zeigler selected Jonathon to head the Kansas City Kansas OK mentoring program, whose goal is to empower black men and boys to lead their community.

He is currently serving as President of the Black Police Officers Association of the Kansas City Kansas Police department. The BPOA’s mission is to bridge the gap and improve relations between the community and police department. Jonathon was appointed to a Public Safety Task Force in conjunction with the Department of Justice, which was formed by Mayor Mark Holland to address minority recruitment and engagement in the Kansas City Kansas metropolitan area.