IOWA CITY POLICE DEPT MAKE PROMOTIONS

IOWA CITY POLICE DEPT MAKE PROMOTIONS

04/14/2014

A trio have officers in the Iowa City Police Department have received promotions after the retirement of a longtime captain.

After a 30 year career with the Iowa City Police Department, Captain Rick Wyss has retired, effective April 11, 2014. Captain Wyss was hired as an Iowa City police officer on July 29, 1984, after serving 3 years as a military police officer in the Army, and 5 years as a deputy with the Louisa County Sheriff's Office. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant on December 21, 1991, promoted to the rank of lieutenant on Feb. 6, 1997, and has been at his current rank of captain since June 4, 2008. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Administrative Training Course in Louisville.

During a ceremony at City Hall on Friday, April 11th, the following promotions were announced:

Lieutenant Doug Hart. Captain Hart was hired as an Iowa City police officer on September 9, 1992, promoted to sergeant on December 4, 2000, and then to lieutenant on June 28, 2008. He is a 1991 graduate of the University of Iowa with a BA in Social Work and a 2011 graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. Captain Hart was honored to be the recipient of the American Legion Iowa Law Enforcement Officer of the Year in 2012. Captain Hart has served as a commander in both the Patrol and Investigations Divisions and will be assigned as the Captain of Administrative Services.

Sergeant Troy Kelsay has been promoted to fill the lieutenant position. Lieutenant Kelsay was hired as an Iowa City police officer on July 29, 1991,after serving as a Coralville police officer. He was promoted to sergeant on Oct. 15, 2001. In 1992 he received a BS degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Iowa and ia a 2012 graduate of the FBI National Academy. Lieutenant Kelsay has held assignments in the Patrol Division, Public Information Officer in the Records Division, and most recently, as the Sergeant of Training and Accreditation. Lieutenant Kelsay has been assigned as the Watch Commander of the Evening Watch in the Patrol Division.

Officer Jorey Bailey has been promoted to sergeant to fill the vacancy created by Lieutenant Kelsay's promotion. Sergeant Bailey was hired as an Iowa City police officer on April 5, 2001. Sergeant Bailey earned his Master's degree in Criminal Justice from St. Ambrose University in 2007 and teaches Criminal Justice classes at Kirkwood Community College in his off-time. He has held assignments in the Patrol Division, most recently serving as the Crime Prevention Officer located in the Police Substation at Pepperwood Plaza.

Sergeant Bailey has been proactive in the CrimeStoppers program, Citizen's Police Academy, National Night Out, ALICE training in the Iowa City Schools, Safety Village, and Special Olympics. Sgt. Bailey has been assigned as a Day Watch Supervisor in the Patrol Division.

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