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Police Officer Position Available with the Iowa City Police Department

(Source: City of Iowa City Public Announcement, 3 July 2014) Application Details Deadline: 5PM, Friday, July 25, 2014 To access the candidate information packet and to apply online, visit http://www.icgov.org/policerecruit. A City of Iowa City Police Officer online application must be submitted by 5PM, Friday, July 25, 2014. A resume or general City of Iowa City employment […]

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Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

We’d like to welcome Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) to our growing list of justice resources. About “Founded on March 16, 2002, LEAP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization made up of current and former members of the law enforcement and criminal justice communities who are speaking out about the failures of our existing drug policies. Those […]

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National Police Week is 11-17 May 2014

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. This year, National Police Week 2014 will be Sunday, May 11th through Saturday, May 17th. Learn more at PoliceWeek.org. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National […]

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Survey: Should police become more militarized?

MRAPs (mine resistant ambush protected) vehicles are the newest hand-me-downs to come from the military to law enforcement agencies in Iowa. The latest of seven MRAPs to arrive in Iowa was received last week by the Washington Police Department. (More…) Police departments in Mason City and Storm Lake also have received MRAPs, as well as sheriffs […]

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Iowa police officers honored with valor awards

(Source: “Digest: Iowa police officers honored,” Sioux City Journal, 5 November 2013) Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds honored 11 Iowa police officers and firefighters with the 2013 Sullivan Brothers Award of Valor at a ceremony Tuesday in the Iowa Capitol building rotunda. Tuesday’s honorees included : Captains Steven Henry and Jason Barrick […]

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Police Work Isn’t Dangerous, and Other Myths

“There is the myth that policing is a dangerous occupation. In fact, it is one of the safest jobs in the country in terms of death and injury. It doesn’t even make the Top Ten of dangerous jobs, falling well behind construction work, forestry, manufacturing, farming, mining, transportation and so on.” ~ Michael Enright, CBC.ca, […]

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U.S. Department of Justice Investigating Constitutionality of New York City Police Stop-and-Frisk Practices

In May of 2013, Bill de Blasio, the Public Advocate for the City of New York, filed a report demanding Urgent and Meaningful Reforms in response to Stop-and-Frisk practices. On 12 June 2013, the United States Department of Justice submitted litigation in US District Court of New York regarding the constitutionality of the Stop-and-Frisk practices used by […]

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Police Building Respect and Positive Relationships With Local Youth

Effective and Personal Policing. To reduce administrative overhead and operating costs, it’s common for businesses, schools, healthcare providers, law enforcement, and other organizations to centralize services and standardize practices. However, a cookie cutter approach to providing services in a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t treat people as individuals. This is where personalized services prove to be more effective. […]

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National Police Week is 12-18 May 2013

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. This year, National Police Week 2013 will be Sunday, May 12th through Saturday, May 18th. Learn more at PoliceWeek.org. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National […]

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Former Youth Counselor Joins Iowa City Police Department

From its beginnings as a group home in rural Cedar Rapids nearly 40 years ago, Four Oaks has grown to become one of the state’s largest agencies devoted to child welfare, juvenile justice and behavioral health. On 25 April 2013, the Iowa City Police Department welcomed Travis Graves as the newest officer to join the […]

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