DECEMBER 2022

DECEMBER 2022

12/05/2022

DECEMEBER 2022 Newsletter

PRESIDENT'S REPORT 

By Becki Sammons, ISPA President                                                        Iowa City Local # 16


Hello fellow ISPA members,

I am honored to represent all of you as this year’s president of the ISPA, which just celebrated its 90th year. Past-President Josh Bell and the members of the CRPPA certainly helped us celebrate in style with a fantastic conference in Cedar Rapids. Their hard work and dedication really paid off, I would especially like to recognize the amazing hospitality and friendliness of everyone who worked so hard to make it happen—Local 5 really did have our Six!


As for the serious business of representing our interests at the Capitol, the fight continues to get some enhancements and protections added to chapter 411, the code which governs our pension system. It is always an uphill battle with the cities when it comes to anything which might increase their costs, but we are making some progress toward getting the changes we want. READ MORE

 
 

REMEMBRANCES

ARTHUR "ART" MILLER (1942-2022)

DAVENPORT POLICE LOCAL # 2

DANIEL F. MOORE (1947-2022)
IOWA CITY POLICE LOCAL # 16

ROBERT DEAN "BOB" SHAFER (1940-2022)
WATERLOO POLICE LOCAL # 12

ALLEN A SYLVIA (1933-2022)
DAVENPORT POLICE LOCAL # 2

JAMES A. BERHOW (1951-2022)
SPENCER POLICE LOCAL # 29

GARY L. PETERSEN (1936-2022)
ISP POST # 2 OSCEOLA LOCAL # 54

JOHN HERMAN SWAN (1928-2022)
DES MOINES POLICE LOCAL # 10

PAUL C SUEPPEL (1939-2022)
IOWA CITY POLICE LOCAL # 16

ROBERT SEELY (1943-2022)
CEDAR RAPIDS POLICE LOCAL # 5

 

BOARD SPOTLIGHT 

Gavin Carman, Junior Director                                                Cedar Falls Local # 23
 

Greetings Iowa State Police Association (ISPA) members. As your newly elected Jr. Director to the ISPA Board, I would like to take a moment to introduce myself.

I hail from the Northeast Iowa city of Cresco and have since put down my roots in the Cedar Valley. My wife, Kelley, and I have been married for 13 years. We have two girls, ages 11 and 8. We enjoy taking road trips around the state as well as venturing into neighboring Wisconsin. If you know of any great Iowa adventures, please let me know.

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SIOUX CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCE PROMOTIONS
  • Lieutenant Judy Kellen was promoted to the rank of Captain.
  • Sergeant Jeremy McClure was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.
  • Officer John W. Sanders, JR was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
  • Detective Josh Tyler was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
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Everyday Police Officer across the nation and the State of Iowa put on their uniforms to go Serve and Protect their communities.  Officers miss birthdays, holidays, their kids’ activities and other family events while helping others.   Unfortunately, when officers or their families need assistance, they rarely ask for it. 

In 2018 the Iowa State Police Association Board of Directors created the ISPA Officer Assistance Program (OAP) to help provide temporary financial aid to our members during their time of need.

ISPA Members in good standing at the time of the incident or injury may request financial assistance for reasons which may include, but are not limited to the following:  KEEP READING
 
 
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