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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announces key changes in her executive team

For Immediate Release
Jan. 27, 2022

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today two key changes in her executive staff: Veteran prosecutor Theresa Crayon has been named Program Director and Keith Harrison has been promoted to the position of Chief Investigator.

Crayon recently served as Chief Trial Assistant, overseeing the office’s General Crimes Unit and Warrant Desk. Crayon has been a prosecutor in the office since 1991 and has received numerous awards for her work, including the Louis Lombardo Prosecutor of the Year Award (1999 and 2015) and the Patrick B. Hall Award for Trial Attorney of the Year (2001 and 2017). Crayon also worked as a senior attorney in the Major Crimes Unit and as a Trial Team Leader in the Domestic Violence Unit. Crayon has a law degree from the University of Kansas School  of Law.

"I am excited to see the energy she will bring to this position," Baker said. "Theresa is a dynamo, a great leader and a truly great trial lawyer. Few can tout the level of experience Theresa has in this building, that includes the bench and those who have passed through our halls before we arrived."

Harrison brings more than a decade's of experience in the prosecutor's office to his new position as Chief Investigator. In 2010, Harrison joined the office as an Investigator and DART Program Coordinator. Harrison has worked many years in Kansas City in security and as a codes enforcement officer for the city of Kansas City.

Harrison also has recently served as a Captain in the Sheriff's department, where the Sheriff praised his work, which includes personnel administration. Harrison recently completed a degree in criminal justice administration.

Click here for a photo of Crayon. Click here for a photo of Harrison.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur
Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile : (816) 674-3954

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