DECEMBER 2019

DECEMBER 2019

12/20/2019
Iowa State Police Association Newsletter
December 2019

IN THIS ISSUE

 

January 14
IOWA STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS
Location: DES MOINES

January 14
IOWA LEGISLATURE WELCOME BACK EVENT
Location: DES MOINES

January 15
IOWA LEGISLATURE WITH LOBBYISTS
Location: DES MOINES

January 17-19
GOAL PLANNING
Location: DUBUQUE

January 26-29
NAPO PENSION & BENEFITS SEMINAR
Location: LAS VEGAS

February 5
ISPA BOARD
Location: DES MOINES

February 6
ISPA LEGISLATIVE DAY
Location: DES MOINES

February 6
OFFICER ASSISTANCE COMMITTEE
Location: DES MOINES

 



REMEMBRANCES

JAMES J. TOMA
(1943-2019)
LOCAL #10
DES MOINES POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

LORRE A. OGLE
(1956-2019)
LOCAL #10
DES MOINES POLICE DEPARTMENT


RICHARD L. SNIDER
(1939-2019)
LOCAL #10
DES MOINES POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

DEBORAH K. DAVIS
(1957-2019)
LOCAL #38
CARROLL POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

LARRY D. PENDARVIS
(1947-2019)
LOCAL #10
DES MOINES POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

ARTHUR C. SIMPSON
(1941-2019)
LOCAL #72
WAVERLY POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

GREGORY R. HALL
(1950-2019)
LOCAL #62
ISP POST 13 MT. PLEASANT

 

PAUL A. STOUT
1965-2019)
LOCAL #10
DES MOINES POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

CHARLES E. DOVE III
1944-2019)
LOCAL #10
DES MOINES POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

JOHN M. THOMPSON
(1949-2019)
LOCAL #10
DES MOINES POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

RICHARD W. KAIL JR
(1939-2019)
LOCAL #10
DES MOINES POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

JIMMY "JIM" FOUNTAS
(1933-2019)
LOCAL #18
MASON CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

EDMUND E. LATHAM
(1939-2019)
LOCAL # 32
WEBSTER CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

JAMES L. "JIM" HARTLEY
(1927-2019)
FT. MADISON POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
By Matt Harkin, President, Iowa State Police Association

 

I hope those ISPA members who traveled to Waterloo had a great time! McFarland and the WPPA did a great job hosting the conference and set the bar high for the Des Moines Police Burial Association hosting October 2020.

 

I had a busy fall helping my brother with the long wet harvest in Madison and Warren counties, a two month sabbatical from the DMPD. I will say, John Deere and Peterbilt make good therapy for an old farm boy stuck in a squad car.

 

As most of you know, the ISPA hired new lobbyists this year. We certainly had wonderful years with Mike Heller and Paula Feltner but are looking forward to working with Maggie Smith-Fitzgerald, Jeff Smith, and Matt Fitzgerald along with a little guidance from Gerald Fitzgerald, Matt and Maggie’s father....

 

 

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BOARD SPOTLIGHT
By Chris Morgan, Junior Director

 

Just wanted to say a little hello from West Des Moines, Iowa. First, I wanted to extend my thanks to all of the ISPA members and especially the Waterloo Police Protective Association for their support in making the 2019 ISPA conference a success. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to spend time with family and friends. This year has gone by quickly and Christmas is fast approaching. I hope the rest of the holiday season treats everyone well. I was recently elected as the Iowa State Police Association (ISPA) Junior Director in October at the Annual ISPA Conference in Waterloo.

 

So, a little about me. I was born in San Diego, CA. My father was career Navy and we moved around quite a bit growing up...

 

 

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HOW A POLICE OFFICER CAN DEAL WITH POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
By Stan Popovich

 

Are you a police officer who is secretly struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? A police officer can be exposed to many terrifying images and events that can trigger PTSD. Unfortunately, many police officers suffer in silence without getting the proper treatment to overcome PTSD. As a result, here are 7 helpful tips on how to help a fellow police officer who is struggling with this fear related disorder.

 

1. Learn As Much As You Can In Dealing With PTSD: There are many books and information that will educate you on how to deal with PTSD and other mental health issues. Educating yourself and others about how to recognize PTSD and how to overcome it is very important in one’s recovery....

 

 

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MUNICIPAL FIRE AND POLICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF IOWA
By Eric Hartman, Police Officer Trustee, Des Moines Police Department

 

 

On October 3, 2019, the MFPRSI Board of Trustees approved the 2019 fiscal year actuarial report provided by its actuary, SilverStone Group. The city’s contribution rate was set at 25.31% effective July 1, 2020, an increase of 0.90% from the 2019 rate. The board continues to maintain its goal to increase the funded status of the plan and subsequently decrease the city's contribution rate to the statutorily imposed 17% floor.

 

At the end of its fiscal year, June 30, 2019, the plan's assets totaled over $2.61 billion, an increase of nearly $63.5 million from the prior year. However, the plan's funded status decreased 0.96% to 81.04%. This decrease was partly the result of an actual return on assets of ...

 

 

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