DECEMBER 2018

DECEMBER 2018

12/21/2018
Iowa State Police Association Newsletter
December 2018

IN THIS ISSUE

 

 

 

 

January 13
GOAL PLANNING
Location: ANKENY

 

March 6
RTC BOARD MEETING
Location: DES MOINES

 

March 7
ISPA BOARD MEETING
Location: DES MOINES

 

 

REMEMBRANCES

 

CHARLES F. "CHARLIE" RUSSELL
(1944-2018)
LOCAL #10 DES MOINES POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 




 

 

BOARD SPOTLIGHT
Dave McFarland, President

 

I hope everyone had a good time at the 86th Annual ISPA Conference in Dubuque. On behalf of the board and all the ISPA members who attended the conference, I want to thank the Dubuque Police Protective Association for all their hard work in putting on such a great conference. We hope we don’t have to wait another 50 plus years to go back to Dubuque for a conference.

 

I would also like to thank two-time Past President Tim Pillack for stepping up and serving out the remaining of Bob Flannery’s term. We knew it would be impossible to replace Bob, as there will never be a guy as kind and caring as he was. Bob just wanted to make the world a better place. But I think I can speak for everyone when I say, Tim did an outstanding job representing the Dubuque Local and the ISPA. Bob would be proud of the job Tim did!

 

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IOWA’S HEROES — Officer Mike Moody

 

Becoming the model for urban education primarily requires model teachers and students since that relationship is at the crux of education. But it takes more than just those ingredients. Exemplary people in all posts help make it happen, people like Roosevelt High School SRO (School Resource Officer) Mike Moody.

 

Moody was recently named the 2018 Des Moines Police Department Officer of the Year by the Rotary Club. Moody’s name is a misnomer in terms of how he gets his job done. His mood on duty at Roosevelt is consistently upbeat.

 

“My job now is to provide a safe place for these kids to come and get an education,” Officer Moody told Cityview in 2015 after transitioning to SRO duty. “I take it a step further. I want to get to know these kids, get to know what’s going on in their heads, in their families, what they do outside of school. So, if they have a problem, they . . .

 

 

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SECRETARY/TREASURER REPORT
By Ryan Goecke, Secretary-Treasurer

 

I would like to congratulate and thank the men and women of Iowa State Police Association (ISPA) Local #9 Dubuque for all their efforts in hosting another wonderful Annual ISPA Conference. No doubt, all who attended had a great experience. The educational presentation on the Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting was very well done, informative and instructive. The Purple Heart Award ceremony at this year’s conference banquet was again a very moving experience for the recipients, their families and the delegates. This is one of those awards we hope we never have to give, but it is something all the members of ISPA can be proud of.

 

With the vote of the RTC Board and the membership, the Rabiner Treatment Center will be dissolved. An unfortunate but necessary action, given the situation. It’s nice to know that through the school consortium that RTC started, the RTC Campus is still helping young people with the school facilities.

 

 

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MFPRSI UPDATE
By Eric Hartman, MFPRSI board member

 

 On October 4, 2018, the Municipal Fire & Police Retirement System of Iowa (MFPRSI) Board of Trustees approved the 2018 fiscal year actuarial report provided by its actuary, SilverStone Group. At the end of its fiscal year, June 30, 2018, the plan's assets totaled nearly $2.55 billion and the plan's funded status increased to 82 percent. The city's contribution rate was set at 24.41 percent effective July 1, 2019, a decrease of 1.61 percent from the 2018 rate. These results fall in line with the Board’s goal to increase the funded status of the plan and subsequently decrease the city's contribution rate to the statutorily imposed 17 percent floor.

 

All of this is predicated, in part, on the ability of the investment portfolio to meet its annual assumed rate of return of 7.5 percent over the long term.

 

 

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LAW ENFORCEMENT NEWS

 

Iowa City police take local kids in need shopping in Holidays with Heroes event

 

Iowa State Police will launch ISU Guardian safety app in spring 2019

 

Johnston Police Helping Iowa Drivers Through Holiday Lights Program

 

National Police Foundation Publishes Best Practices Guide for Police Open Data

 

Who wants to be a police officer? Job applications plummet at most U.S. departments

 


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