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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.

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…”

Rexburg Wins National Contest and Gifted New Car for D.A.R.E.

Rexburg Wins National Contest and Gifted New Car for D.A.R.E.

The Rexburg and Madison County D.A.R.E. program has a new vehicle thanks to local fourth graders and Rexburg’s water conservation efforts. Wyland Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to clean water and oceans, donated a new Toyota Highlander Hybrid to the D.A.R.E. program…

Green Awarded D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year

Green Awarded D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year

Stanly County resident Todd Green was awarded D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Officer of the Year at the North Carolina D.A.R.E conference in Beaufort.Green, who has been a D.A.R.E. officer since 2000, also serves on the North Carolina D.A.R.E. board as...

Inspiring Talks Fuel D.A.R.E. Leadership Campers

Inspiring Talks Fuel D.A.R.E. Leadership Campers

This past weekend, 88 students from the five high schools in Timmins attended the third-annual D.A.R.E. Leadership Camp at Camp Bickell. Valerie Demers, left, and Annabelle Breton, both Grade 12 École secondaire catholique Thériault students, were among the counsellors…

Suenalo Vocalist Michelle Forman Honored as Champion for Children

Suenalo Vocalist Michelle Forman Honored as Champion for Children

Even before singer Michelle Forman had musical aspirations, the Miami native knew she wanted to help others. “Since I was a girl I felt I was supposed to do something bigger than me,” the longtime vocalist of Afro-Latin fusion band Suenalo said. “I was always…

Park Ridge D.A.R.E. Students Help Officers with Memorial Day Float

Park Ridge D.A.R.E. Students Help Officers with Memorial Day Float

On Monday, May 27th, a bunch of D.A.R.E. students helped D.A.R.E. Officers Greg Santangelo and Kyle Dutcher during the Memorial Day Parade. Brett Unger from Creative Pavers in Park Ridge donated his time and resources with painting, decorating, and pulling the...

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