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IOWA LAW ENFORCEMENT
The Official Member Publication of the Iowa Peace Officers Association (IPOA)
Fall 2019 Vol. 48, No. 3

2019 D.A.R.E. Officer Training Graduates 24 on Sept. 20, 2019

D.A.R.E. Iowa hosted a full 37th D.A.R.E. Officer Training school with 24 police officers, sheriff’s deputies and U.S. Military per-sonnel from different states at Camp Dodge on Sept. 8 — Sept. 20,2019, in Johnston, Iowa. Members of the D.A.R.E. Iowa Training Team came from Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Iowa. A partnership with the Midwest Counterdrug Training Center (MCTC) makes this training possible each year, and they are exceptional hosts. D.A.R.E. Iowa also enjoys the support of Norwalk Elementary Schools, which provide opportunities for school visitations every year. They are fantastic.

January 3 through April 19,2019
284th Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Basic Level I Training Class

First row (left to right); Derek Kunkel, Clinton Co. S.0.; Tyler Holbrook, Britt P.D.; Alyssa Murry, Bloomfield P.D.; Ashlyn Breckenridge, Newton Police Department; Katelyn Canby, Linn County Sheriff’s Office; Curt Wilson, Scott County Sheriff’s Office; T.J. Spooner, Forest City Police Department; Nick Dreska, Dubuque Police Department; Spencer Rowell, Linn County Sheriff’s Office; Chris Brown, Nevada P.D. Department.

Second row: Jerad Petersen, Council Bluffs Police Department; Brad Kruse, Davenport Fire Department; Robert Kramer, Davenport Fire Department; Matthew Petersen, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Parks Division; Tyler Munden, Storm Lake Police Department; William Riegel, Fairfield Police Department; Jesse Windham, Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office; Blake Fiferlick, Carroll Police Department; Thomas Van Renterghem, Mahaska County Conservation Board; Robert Dearmore, Wilton Police Department.

Third row: Mike Walsh, Creston Police Department; Caleb Humburg, Creston Police Department; Tyler Rowell, Linn County Sheriff’s Office; Steven Pudenz, Carroll Police Department; Drew Wilgenbusch, Dyersville Police Department; Timothy J. Miller, Linn County Sher-iff’s Office; Jordan Yaley, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Parks Division; Bryce Eberly, Dubuque Police Department; Jonas Mason, Linn County Sheriff’s Office; Shiloh Herr, Linn County Sheriff’s Office; Ethan Baker, Ringgold County Sheriff’s Office. Fourth row: Nathan Rosenberg, Osceola County Sheriff’s Office; Andrew Van Es, Council Bluffs Police Department; Nicholas Fedler, Fort Madison Police Department; Jeremy Petersen, Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office; Gabe Madsen, Onawa Police Department; Curtis Vanderheiden, Calhoun County Conservation Board; Jason Dykstra, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Parks Division; Kevin Bla-ha-Poison, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office; Dakota Springer, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Parks Division; Austin Little, Marion County Sheriff’s Office; Devon Kregel, Linn County Sheriff’s Office; Jared Daily, Belle Plaine Police Department.

Consider Starting the all new D.A.R.E. Program in 2020

John Sheahan (photo at right) currently serves as president of the D.A.R.E. Iowa Advisory Board. Sheahan has been been Lay Pastor of Bergen Luther-an Church in Roland, Iowa, since 2016.. Sheahan has served as D.A.R.E. Iowa’s Educa-tional Advisor for the past 15 years. He was select-ed the D.A.R.E. America National Educator of the year in 2011. He has participated in numerous Dare Officer Trainings for DARE America throughout the USA and has traveled to other countries as well as the Educational Advisor. In 2016, John retired as the Middle School Principal from Roland-Story Middle School. He was in that position since 1997.

On Sept. 8 — Sept. 20, D.A.R.E. Iowa hosted a full 37th D.A.R.E. Officer Training school with 24 police officers, sheriff’s deputies and U.S. Military person-nel from different states at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa. Members of the D.A.R.E. Iowa Training Team came from Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Iowa. A partnership with the Midwest Counterdrug Training Center (MCTC) makes this training possible each year, and they are exceptional hosts. D.A.R.E. Iowa also could not conduct this training without the support of Norwalk Elementary Schools that provide an opportunity for a school visitation each year. They are fantastic.

Visit by Wisconsin Assembly Member Warren Petryk

Visit by Wisconsin Assembly Member Warren Petryk

Recently, Wisconsin Assembly Member Warren Petryk (right) visited the D.A.R.E. class of Pierce County Sheriff’s Office (Ellsworth, WI) D.A.R.E. Officer Chad Koranda (left), where he (Petryk) participated in the class activities…

Maine Senator Scott Cyrway Receives the Minuteman Award

Maine Senator Scott Cyrway Receives the Minuteman Award

On Wednesday evening, November 14, Senator Scott Cyrway was awarded the Minuteman Award by the Maine Christian Civic League. The Minuteman Award is given to elected officials who courageously and effectively advocate for the major policy issues of the Christian Civic...

Newest D.A.R.E. Officer Gets Started In Ottumwa

Newest D.A.R.E. Officer Gets Started In Ottumwa

Officer Katelyn Overturf has taken over as the official D.A.R.E. officer in Ottumwa. (Ottumwa, IA) – Ottumwa 5th graders have been seeing a new face in the classroom recently. Katlyn Overturf is the newest D.A.R.E officer for the Ottumwa School District. She was...

D.A.R.E. Program Stays on the Pulse of Today’s Dangers

D.A.R.E. Program Stays on the Pulse of Today’s Dangers

OHIO COUNTY, W.Va. (WTRF)- An enhanced curriculum training was hosted by Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) America to instruct D.A.R.E. law enforcement officers on ever-changing challenges. A new kindergarten through 12th grade curricula has recently been...

Hively Acts as Enforcer and Liaison Between Students and Cops

Hively Acts as Enforcer and Liaison Between Students and Cops

Marietta City Schools school resource officer Dianna Hively talks to Marietta Middle School secretary Brandi Wittekind in the school office Thursday as seventh-grader Riley Allen, seeking help with a damaged backpack, stands at the counter. Hively stepped in as the…

Two Week D.A.R.E. Officer Training Schedule for 2020

Two Week D.A.R.E. Officer Training Schedule for 2020

Currently, NJ is looking at holding a D.A.R.E. Officer Training in the southern part of the state in 2020. The location will be decided by what departments are requesting to have an officer trained. Agencies must contact the New Jersey State Training Coordinator Jack...

Osage Student Wins State D.A.R.E. Essay Contest

Osage Student Wins State D.A.R.E. Essay Contest

A school-wide celebration was held last week in honor of Osage Middle School student Ashley Muhs, who won the 2018-19 state D.A.R.E. essay contest. Muhs, who is a seventh-grader this fall, wasn’t able to attend the state D.A.R.E. convention over the summer to read her winning essay aloud…

Crossman:  D.A.R.E. is making progress; changing with the times

Crossman: D.A.R.E. is making progress; changing with the times

Len Crossman believes it’s never too early to teach a child to make healthy choices, and it’s part of his job as Massachusetts D.A.R.E. coordinator to provide the tools to do so. Crossman, who works part-time for the Northfield Police Department and teaches criminal justice at Franklin Pierce University took over the position in January…

Thank You Letter from St. Mark School

Thank You Letter from St. Mark School

“Thank you for all you do to promote D.A.R.E. program implementation in the communities of America. During the 2018/2019 school year, we were excited to provide the D.A.R.E. Program for the first time to our 58th and 6th graders. Officer James Saunders from Precinct…”

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Copyright © 2019 D.A.R.E. America. All Rights Reserved.