A lifelong resident of Crawford County, Sheriff Peak’s career in law enforcement began in 1986 as a patrol officer with the City of Pittsburg. He accepted a position with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office in 1988 as a Deputy Sheriff. He was promoted to Chief Deputy under Sheriff Lynn Fields. In 1995, Sheriff Sandy Horton appointed him as his Undersheriff, a position which he held up to his election as Sheriff.
Sheriff Peak is known by many as “Deputy Dan”, a moniker placed on him by students in Crawford County schools. Since 1992 as a deputy sheriff, he has been instructing the D.A.R.E. Program at local schools. He continues doing so as Sheriff.