Empower Missouri is proud to announce that two new members are joining our Board of Directors! Coming from government, business and civil society, the new board members bring years of experience and leadership to help address equal justice for all Missourians and to help advocate for a Missouri in which all people have basic human needs.
with the mindset of responsibility, accountability and professionalism. Chief Lofton is certified as a Generalist Instructor, and Specialist in the areas of Emergency Vehicle Operation and Active Shooter Response. Chief Lofton also owns and operates Harden the Target, specializing in threat response training, and DMO Knives, a custom knife manufacturer.
Chief Lofton received his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology emphasis from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, and his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from
Culver Stockton College in Canton, Missouri. He is a graduate of the Missouri Police Chief’s Association Command College, and the Command Trilogy (Supervision, Command and Executive Class) from the
Federal Bureau of Investigation Law Enforcement Executive Development Association. Of different recognition, Chief Lofton is proud to have been awarded the Director’s Leadership Medal in 2017 from the Missouri Governor for community-oriented engagement activities leading to greater security and