FEBRUARY 2020

FEBRUARY 2020

02/24/2020
Iowa State Police Association Newsletter
February 2020

IN THIS ISSUE

 

May 11 - May 17
NAPO LEGISLATIVE SEMINAR & POLICE WEEK
Location: WASHINGTON, DC

 



REMEMBRANCES

February 10

CLARENCE G. HENRY, JR
(1951-2020)
LOCAL #14
CLINTON POLICE DEPARTMENT


February 3
LOUIS "PAUL" DARRAH
(1931-2020)
LOCAL #22
NEWTON POLICE DEPLARTMENT


January 31

JAMES J. NOONAN
(1949-2020)
LOCAL #5
CEDAR RAPIDS POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

January 10

LARRY E. GILLASPIE
(1945-2020)
LOCAL #2
DAVENPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

December 22

KENNETH R. "SAM" HEIMGARTNER
(1944-2019)
LOCAL #60
ISP POST 6 SPENCER

 

December 21

MARTIN F."MARTY" STALLMAN JR
(1932-2019)
LOCAL #12
WATERLOO POLICE DELPARTMENT

 

December 6

MARILYN A. MONLUX
(1952-2019)
LOCAL #7
SIOUX CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

 

IOWA STATE POLICE ASSOCIATION LOBBYISTS
By Fitzgerald, Smith & Associates

 

Fitzgerald, Smith & Associates has a strong bipartisan makeup with years of experience at the Iowa statehouse. Jerry Fitzgerald is a former state Representative in Iowa and Democratic House Majority Leader who established this firm in 1985. Maggie Smith-Fitzgerald has over 17 years of lobbying experience and has led many successful efforts on behalf of a wide range of clients. Matt Fitzgerald possesses five years in the Iowa lobby and over 14 years of grassroots organization experience. Jeff Smith, who is in his third year with Fitzgerald, Smith & Associates, is also a former state Representative in Iowa who served as a Republican Assistant Majority Leader. Following his legislative roler....

 

 

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RED DOT SIGHTS ON DUTY PISTOLS
BY Officers Kraig Kincaid and Jake Forrester, Firearms Instructor, West Des Moines Police

 

In today’s technologically advanced world, law enforcement agencies are always trying to be up to date with these advances to provide the best opportunities for their officers. One piece of equipment that has gained a lot of traction is the miniature red dot sight for pistols (MRDS). As this is not new technology, competitive shooters have been using them since the late 90’s early 2000’s, advancement in technology has made the MRDS very reliable and duty capable.

 

Why So why the sudden surge in MRDS for Law Enforcement? It will make the officer a better shooter and decision maker. Now, the MRDS will not increase your scores immediately. The shooter must have a solid foundation in the fundamentals of marksmanship as the MRDS is not a magic cure for the “flinchies.”

 

 

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2020 IaAWP SPRING TRAINING CONFERENCE
By Judy Kellen, Director Iowa State Police Association

 

Hosted by WOMEN OF THE WILD WEST March 22-24, 2020 Stoney Creek Inn Sioux City, Iowa

 

 

For More Information and Registration Click Here

 



 

LEGISLATIVE DAY
By Matthew Harkin, President

 

The ISPA's Second Annual Legislative Day went off without a hitch. The food, coffee and conversations started early with most of the board of directors, along with our lobbyists, grabbing legislators as they started filing into the Capital. Conversations over our Blue Alert bill went well and I got the impression legislators wanted to do something positive for law enforcement. A couple legislators asked of my connection with the "silver alert" bill and I had to explain that's just my natural hair color after being a cop for nearly 30 years. It appears our efforts from last year and this winter will pay off and hope that we get Blue Alert signed into law this spring.

 

 

 

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BOARD SPOTLIGHT
By Josh Bell, Second Vice President

 

Hello everyone, I hope you’ve all enjoyed our mild winter however it’s Iowa and we are not out of the woods yet! In January myself and 1st Vice President Sgt. Steve Hanson with the Fort Dodge Police Department had the opportunity of representing the Iowa State Police Association (ISPA) at the National Association for Police Organizations (NAPO) Pensions and Benefits Seminar in Sunny Las Vegas, NV. It was funny for us Iowans to observe the locals wearing winter coats in 60-degree weather.

 

 

 

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SIOUX CITY POLICE PROMOTIONS INCLUDE ISPA LEADERSHIP
Submitted by Sioux City Chief Rex Mueller

 

 

The Sioux City Police Department is proud to announce the promotion of Officer Zach Lewis to the rank of Sergeant. Zach is a 14-year veteran of law enforcement. His past assignments with the SCPD include work as a patrol officer, field training officer, property crimes detective, arson investigator, school resource officer, and DARE instructor. Zach also serves the department as a member of the Crisis Negotiations Team and Critical Incident Stress Management Team. Officer Lewis is a precision driving instructor, and a pilot for the department’s UAV Drone Unit.

 

 

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