LT Colonel Jason De Vore
De Vore joined the Patrol in March 1994 after graduating with Class 27 from the academy. During his first six years, he served the Salina area as a trooper. In January of 2000, De Vore was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant and began his assignment as assistant Troop M commander in Salina. In 2003, he was promoted to Lieutenant and in 2004 he was promoted to Captain of Central Communications and served as the State CJIS Systems Officer. Starting in 2005, he served as Troop C commander. In 2011, De Vore was promoted to Major. He has served as the West Region and Special Operations Major, overseeing field operations, as well as the Special Response Team, Hazardous Devices Unit, Criminal Interdiction, Canine Unit, and various other organizational units.
During his service with the Patrol, De Vore has been a member of the Criminal Interdiction Enforcement Unit and the Special Response Team (SRT). In 2008, he attended the FBI’s National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, as a member of Class #234. He is a member of the Kansas Peace Officers Association (District Governor), Kansas Sheriffs' Association, the FBI’s National Academy Associates, Inc., the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He is also a Certified Public Manager through the KU CPM program.
De Vore graduated from Eureka Sr. High School in Eureka, Kansas. He received his associate degree in criminal justice from Barton County Community College and graduated from DeVry Institute of Technology with a degree in Electronic Engineering Technology.