Keep Johnson County Safe from Crime

 

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Meet Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe

At Centerfire Shooting Sports

875 Jan-Mar Ct, Olathe, KS 66061

Friday, October 16th, 2020

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Join us Friday, October 16th for a Meet & Greet and Q&A with Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe. Learn the importance of having a Law and Order supportive District Attorney and other issues you need to know.

District Attorney Steve Howe will discuss:

  • Keeping Johnson County safe with the rise of crime across the nation;
  • Protecting yourself and your rights when protecting your home and family;
  • Innovative programs for victim services and reducing recidivism.

This is a FREE event and there will be refreshments and door prizes. Due to COVID-19 precautions we will have this event outdoors and will be following social distancing protocols. Please reserve your seat online early! Find out more about Johnson County District Attorney at stevehoweforda.com.

 

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About Steve Howe:

Steve Howe is a native Kansan, growing up in Salina. Steve graduated from Washburn University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Criminal Justice and Political Science in 1985. Shortly after graduation, he entered Washburn Law School with a goal of becoming a prosecutor. This led to his internships in the office of then Kansas Attorney General Robert Stephan and in the Shawnee County District Attorney’s Office.

Steve graduated from the Washburn University School of Law in 1988. Following graduation, Steve honed his prosecutorial skills as an assistant district attorney in Shawnee County. Steve's record of performance in Shawnee County led to his becoming an assistant district attorney in Johnson County in 1991, where he prosecuted a myriad of cases touching on virtually all aspects of criminal law. During those 15 years, he supervised several units within the office and was instrumental in the establishment of the office’s consumer fraud/white collar investigation unit in 2002. He is a widely recognized expert in the prosecution of those who abuse dependent and elder adults and his expertise in this area led to appearances before the Kansas Legislature while spearheading the successful passage of legislation protecting the most vulnerable in our community.

Steve left the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office in early 2007 and entered private practice with The Jones Law Firm in Overland Park, Kansas. Unable to shake his passion for justice, Steve continued to prosecute violations of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act through civil actions against those who seek to take advantage of his fellow Kansans. In 2008, with 18 years of experience as a prosecutor, scores of prosecutions and over 90 jury trials, Steve successfully ran for and was elected Johnson County District Attorney. Steve ran unopposed in both 2012 and 2016,  he is running for re-election in 2020. Now, in his third term, he is continuing to work with law enforcement and partner agencies to provide better service to victims and witnesses.

Steve has spearheaded several legislative changes to help make the people of Johnson County safe.
They include the push for changes to protect older adults and increase penalties for abuse.

In reacting to a U.S. Supreme Court decision, he helped lead a call for a special session of the Kansas Legislature, which helps keep murderers who have received a “Hard 50” sentence behind bars.

Steve and members of his staff take pride on spending time at various public outreach events and fundraisers.  In 2013, Steve was asked to chair a capital campaign to expand Safehome’s domestic violence shelter.  He is on the Board of Directors for Sunflower House and the Advisory Board for MOCSA.

Steve and the rest of the criminal justice agencies have worked hard over the last 12 years to make Johnson County one of the most effective and progressive Counties in the Country.

A Johnson County resident since 1991, Steve is committed to providing an effective and efficient office focused on protecting the people of Johnson County.  Steve resides in Shawnee with his wife, Cyndi, where they raised their four children.

 

Salute to Veterans - GLOCK Discount Program 2020

Salute to Veterans - GLOCK Discount Program

Promotion Runs 5/25/2020 - 11/11/2020

 

The GLOCK discount purchase program has been extended to honorably discharged military and law enforcement veterans.

In addition to the existing Blue Label Program, GLOCK is proud to partner with you to continue efforts to support those who go into harms way.  The discount program will be available at Centerfire Shooting Sports from Memorial Day to Veterans Day to honorably discharged veterans. A copy of your DD 214 and driver's license or VA card can be used as credentials. 

An Update Regarding COVID-19 Stay at Home Order Expired

Valued Centerfire Members and Customers,

Thank you for your continued support of Centerfire Shooting Sports, especially these last few months as we all navigate through this unprecedented time. We are proud to serve you and are overwhelmed with the support you have shown this past week for our Centerfire Family when we lost one of our own. Thank you for your generous donations to the Officer Michael Mosher Fund, 100% of what we have raised will go directly to Corinne and her daughter Tyler.

As of May 11th, 2020 the Stay At Home Order for Johnson County expired. Beginning Saturday, May 16th, 2020 we will be resuming normal operations at our regular hours. Open range time may still be limited in the number of available spots, but the range will remain open for civilian, law enforcement and government agency training.
 
Range Hours:
 
Monday – Friday        10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday                      9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday                        NOON – 6:00 PM*
 
*Sunday hours have permanently changed to Noon – 6:00 pm.
 
We will be starting up our firearms safety and training courses, private lessons, New Shooter training and reservations for our Shooting Experiences and group events.

We are continuing to take steps to minimize the risk of exposure for both staff and clientele. We take pride in the cleanliness of our facility, and extra attention will be applied to regular cleaning, especially in areas that see high volumes of use. On the range we have ballistic partitions that are a  physical barrier between lanes. While on the range there is 24,000 CFM of air going past each shooter that is then filtered to a 99.9% efficiency . In addition 25% fresh air is mixed in to the returned filtered air. Our staff has been directed to engage in frequent hand washing with warm water and soap, as well as adherence to all guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease ControlWe are offering curbside pickup on select retail items or you can schedule an individual appointment for firearms transaction.

We will gladly address any questions or concerns you may have and we thank you again for supporting Centerfire Shooting Sports. Thank you again to all of our first responders and front line essential workers for all that you do for our community.

Stay Healthy and Safe,

Jean Basore

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