The Iowa State Sheriffs’ & Deputies’ Association 2016 Jail School convened at the Airport Holiday Inn in Des Moines from Sunday, September 18 thru Wednesday, September 21, 2016.
Sunday afternoon, ‘Registration’ was available to the early arrivals while the evening included two choices of food to eat, one from a vendor or one from the Association. The evening “networking” also included a bean bag game this year.
Monday morning, ‘Registration’ continued with numerous members taking advantage of ISSDA jewelry and clothing sales.
The ‘Presentation of Colors’ was made by the ISSDA Honor Guard. ‘Invocation’ was given by Sheriff Tony Thompson. ‘Opening Remarks’ followed by President Godar and a Welcome from Polk County Sheriff Captain Corey Washington.
The morning training session opened with Molly Jansen of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy talking on Human Trafficking Investigations.
The morning concluded with Black Hawk County Sheriff Tony Thompson discussing Leadership Development.
Following the roast beef noon lunch, the first afternoon session was Dr. Carol Whitehill advising of the Effects of Correctional Fatigue & Maintaining Balance.
The afternoon concluded with Chief Jail Inspector Delbert Longley reporting statistics on
Jail Assaults, Jail Incidents and Jail Deaths. Longley also advised there were no proposed Jail Standards changes for the next year.
Monday evening Vendors again provided ample food.
The entire day on Tuesday was devoted to Robert E. Douglas, Jr with the National Police Suicide Foundation. The topic Public Safety Suicide was very timely with all the Stress being placed on Public Safety employees, whether they be County officers, City Police, State and Federal officers or Firemen and EMS personnel. Douglas presented a wealth of information in what to observe in fellow employees in an attempt to detect issues and confront it as soon as possible.
Wednesday morning, Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner advised of the new Leadership Training program for ISSDA members, both sworn and non-sworn. The program is handled via the internet at the ISSDA website. If you are interested in taking the course, email President John Godar.
Then Randy Uhl and Marie Thomas of the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office talked on their
Inmate classification, Taser use and RISC team for the Jail
The morning concluded with Brian Adolph and Jessica Peckover with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office explaining their Crisis Intervention Team.
Black Hawk County Sheriff Tony Thompson discussed Leadership Development
Dr. Carol Whitehill advised of the Effects of Correctional Fatigue & Maintaining balance
Molly Jansen with I.L.E.A talked on Human Trafficking Investigation
Robert E. Douglas Jr with the National Police Suicide Foundation discussed Public Safety Suicides