Iowa

Peace Officers  

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Iowa Peace Officers
Iowa Peace Officers Association

Presidents Message

   

     Hello everyone. I’d like to first recognize and thank Chief Dave Lorenzen for his unwavering service as the IPOA President for the last 6 years. Dave has been a great representative of the IPOA. His ability as an intermediary between police agencies, large and small, legislators, and the public in general to address current or growing issues in public safety has been second to none. Chief Lorenzen will remain on the IPOA Board of Directors and serve as Past-President for a term as we move forward.   

     The reins were passed to me at the Feb 2019 IPOA board meeting to become the new President of the IPOA. Police Chief Marty Duffus (Osceola PD) has agreed to become the Vice-President of the IPOA Board. The Board of Directors is committed to serving our diverse membership. The neat thing about the IPOA is the diverse perspective we bring to the table. Our members, active and retired, come from federal, state, municipal, county, and railroad organizations that work in Iowa. Member agencies can range in size from one officer to several hundred peace officers in size. Our members may also belong to other Iowa and national police associations, beside the IPOA, as well. This multi-faceted network of peace officers across Iowa continues to be our strength.

      We are looking for your input and feedback. How can you help? Every December, the IPOA Board meets with other public safety associations to collectively agree on 4 or 5 joint public safety resolutions for the upcoming legislative session. If you know of legislative issues for our membership that need to be addressed, please let us know.

     Each year, we also plan a training conference. We try to make the conference reasonably-priced, easy to get to, and interesting and practical to our members. Are there training topics or presenters that you would like to see at this conference? Is there a certain Iowa location you would like the conference at? We value your input. We are starting to look at locations around central Iowa for the 2020 conference. Midwest Counterdrug Training Center (MCTC) continues to be an excellent training and logistical partner with the IPOA. Don’t forget to look at MCTC’s website year-round to see what classes are being offered.

     We also welcome members to submit written articles for our IPOA magazine that may benefit the general membership. These articles may be written to inform the membership about your agency, or highlight a recent success from your agency. Your agency’s success story could be relevant to other member agencies struggling with the same issue. Maybe, you would like to be a guest-contributor and write an article about a new product, legal decision, or procedure of interest. As long as the articles are professional in-tone and would be of interest to our members, feel free to submit articles for consideration for upcoming magazines.  We also have various committees from time to time that may be in need of member participation. Please reach out to us if interested.


President Captain Mike McKelvey

Mason City Police Department

The IPOA Challenge Coin is now available from any of your Board Members or by contacting the Sec.-Treasurer of the IPOA.
Cost per coin is $10 or 2 for $15.  iacop2@mchsi.com

The Iowa Association of Chiefs of Police and Peace Officers became the first statewide organization to represent Law Enforcement Officer serving the State of Iowa in 1908. A.G. (John) Miller of the Des Moines Police Department became the first President.

 

From humble beginnings almost 108 years ago the "Chief's" Association has grown to become one of the largest professional Law Enforcement Associations in the state. We presently have approximately 1800 members or our organization. Our membership is open to "ALL" certified Peace Officers in the State of Iowa. Our membership includes City Officers of all ranks, Sheriffs and Deputies, State Troopers, IDOT Officers, Federal & State Agents from the FBI and DCI. Today we are known as the Iowa Peace Officers Association.

At the 2010 Conference in April, the members present voted to change the name of our association. The reason for this proposal from the Board had been explained in previous Iowa Law Enforcement Issue. We are now known as the: Iowa Peace Officers Association. We are very proud to have been known as the Iowa Chiefs of Police and Peace Officers Assn. for the past 104 years. The selection of our new name really represents who we are, Certified Peace Officers in Iowa from all branches of Law Enforcement. We do believe this was the right decision at the right time. We will continue to serve all of Iowa in our future efforts. Our Membership remains the same and includes Police Chiefs, Sheriffs, Officers, Deputies, State & Federal Officers from throughout Iowa. 

 

Take time to view our Past Presidents section and see some of our History.

Our New address is:     iowapeaceofficers.org

Old address:                  iowachiefs.org

 

Mailing Address:  Iowa Peace Officers Assn.

                                P.O. Box 100

                                Denver, Iowa  50622

Phone:                    319-269-4104

email:                      iacop2@mchsi.com

 

We will continue to use the old address to direct you to this site for the near future, please change and bookmark the new address in your favorites section.

Thanks for visiting our new website, you will find contact information for our Board Members and current information for the association. It is a pleasure to serve you, please forward information and comments that may enhance our website.

 

Thanks

Terry Dehmlow

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