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Officer Sims

Lee's Summit Police Department

Master Police Officer Darnell Sims

Back Story

Working in Law Enforcement since 2003 gives our Student Resource Officer a lot of experience in the field, but thats not where his story in Law Enforcement began.

Officer Sims started his 6 years of honorable service to our country in the US Marine Corps. After his service in the military he began his career in law enforcement at the Jackson County Department of Corrections and Prairie Village PD where he worked in the Juvenile Investigations Unit and the Patrol Operations Division.

Currently Officer Sims is assigned to the Special Operations Unit (Special Ops) Lee's Summit Police Department. He has been part of the LSPD since 2005. During that time he has also served as a recruiter and the patrol division. In 2012 Officer Sims became the School Resource Officer (SRO) at Lee's Summit High School. While at LSHS, he has assisted in coaching football, girls’ basketball and Trap Shooting.

Current Position

The primary focus of a School Resource Officeris to ensure the safety of students and staff in a professional and educational environment. Additionally, the SRO works to build positive relationships with our students and be an additional resource to students, staff, and parents. He is also responsible for maintaining a balance between law enforcement and the school’s policies and procedures.

Officer Sims says "My tenure at the school has helped me become more in tuned to the growing changes in our community. This positive influence in the community is something that I value and is supported by my department and family."

To contact him,

    find him in his office near the lunchroom
  • in the halls
  • dial ext. 2135 OR
  • email him at