Sheriff (Ret.) Currie Myers, Ph.D., is a senior visiting fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He has spoken on criminal justice public policy across the country, including at U.S. Senate roundtables. He was a participant in the White House’s 2015 Criminal Justice Reform Summit.

Sheriff Myers has a combined 30 years of professional experience as a state trooper, special agent, sheriff, criminologist, professor, and university executive. He ended his law enforcement career as the sheriff of Johnson County, Kansas, which serves a population of more than 600,000 citizens in the Kansas City Metropolitan area and is one of the largest sheriff’s offices in the Midwest with nearly 750 employees and a jail population of approximately 1,000 inmates. He is a nationally recognized expert in criminal justice public policy as well as organizational management and leadership and has spoken at more than 1,000 local, state, and national conferences.

As a professor, Sheriff Myers has developed and taught more than 25 undergraduate and graduate courses, including disciplines within criminal justice, criminology, organizational management, leadership, ethics, and in the humanities. As the dean of the school of justice studies at Rasmussen College in Bloomington, Minnesota, Myers led a student population of nearly 2,000 along with approximately 150 faculty and staff to include a state-of-the-art police academy and corrections academy.

Sheriff Myers earned a Ph.D. in criminal justice and an MBA from Southwest University. He has a B.A. in criminal justice management from Ottawa College. Myers is currently the president of Sheriff Myers & Associates, which is a consultancy firm that focuses on business, security, and public policy. He is also on faculty in the Criminology Department at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.

Sheriff Myers resides in Mission, Kansas with his wife. They have five children, ages 11-27.