FEBRUARY 2019

FEBRUARY 2019

02/22/2019
Iowa State Police Association Newsletter
February 2019

IN THIS ISSUE

 

 

 

 

March 5
RTC TRUSTEES/OFFICER ASSISTANCE COMMITTEE
Location: DES MOINES

 

March 6
IOWA LAW ENFORCEMENT LEGISLATIVE DAY
Location: DES MOINES

 

May 7
RTC TRUSTEES/OFFICER ASSISTANCE COMMITTEE
Location: WATERLOO

 

May 8
ISPA BOARD MEETING
Location: WATERLOO

 

May 11-16
NAPO LEGISLATIVE SEMINAR & POLICE WEEK
Location: WASHINGTON, DC

 

 

 

 

REMEMBRANCES

 

DAVID D. NOEL
(1939-2019)
LOCAL #10 DES MOINES POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

DONALD R. HARTLINE
(1930-2019)
LOCAL 10 DES MOINES POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

PATRICK W. MEWES
(1940-2019)
LOCAL #3 BURLINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

TERRENCE L. BIRD
(1936-2019)
LOCAL #19 AMES POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

DAVID G. ARKOVICH
(1946-2019)
LOCAL #19 AMES POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

 




 

 

THANK YOU
By Rick Host, ISPA Past President and Secretary Treasurer

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the Iowa State Police Association (ISPA) members for your support and confidence in me during my tenure on the ISPA Board. You first elected me to the board as Junior Director in 1989 at Past President Claire Keigley’s conference in Ames. I stepped off the board in 1996 at Past President Cam Coppess’ conference in West Des Moines. In July of 1998, I was again selected to serve as your Secretary/Treasurer.

 

 

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IOWA’S HEROES — Officer David Liska, Clive Police Department

 

KCCI first shared this story to their Facebook page, and it has since been shared to several Law Enforcement pages, including the Iowa State Police Association.

 

A routine traffic stop turned into a moving act of kindness by a Clive couple. Clive Police Officer David Liska pulled Lauren Bruner over on University Avenue because her tags were expired, which usually results in a ticket. "She knew they were expired. She'd just got a new job and was going to get a paycheck on Friday," Officer Liska said. "(She was) trying to get caught up."

 

He saw she also had no insurance and asked for an explanation. He said Bruner's response was surprising. "She teared up, and she talked about depression and a hospital stay, and we have a daughter who had depression, and it just clicked," Liska said. . . .

 

 

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NATIONAL BLUE ALERT
By David McFarland, ISPA President

 

In 2015, Congress passed the Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act, named in honor of two New York City police officers killed in an ambush attack on December 20, 2014. The Act establishes a voluntary nationwide system to give police an early warning of threats against police officers and to aid in the apprehension of suspects who have killed or seriously injured an officer. In 2016, the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office was asked to implement the Blue Alert Act and establish a National Blue Alert Network.

 

A Blue Alert system allows for the rapid dissemination of information to law enforcement agencies, media and the public regarding violent offenders who have killed, seriously injured or pose an imminent and credible threat to law enforcement. Some of the criteria used in other states for the Blue Alert system:

 

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WHAT ARE WE TRAINING FOR?
By Bob Welch, Davenport Police Department

 

The “Silo Mentality” is defined by the Business Dictionary as “a mindset present when certain departments or sectors do not wish to share information with others in the same company.” This concept can be applied to many areas of public safety organizations. An example of “Silo Mentality” applied to police training is the idea that there are Defensive Tactics (DT) instructors and firearms instructors, and their respective programs are isolated with little to no crossover.

 

Many progressive instructors recognize how insufficient this setup is and that, as officers work in a fully integrated world, our training programs must reflect that. A large niche has developed in the armed citizen training community dedicated to this idea of “integrated” or “entangled” firearms usage. If this is the trend for armed citizens, surely we, as Police Officers whose charge it is to actually close with and put our hands on potential threats, should be doing similar training.

 

 

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LAW ENFORCEMENT NEWS

 

Law enforcement liaison helps CRPD tackle mental health calls

 

Fake 20s Again Found In Northwest Iowa

 

Police shortage impacting local communities

 

Wheat Ridge Police ‘Instill Some Good,’ Hand Out Special Coins To Lawful Citizens

 

 


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This is your newsletter and we'd like for you to get involved. If you have any story ideas or would like to contribute an article, please send us an email at ispaonline@gmail.com.

 

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