The Iowa State Sheriffs’ & Deputies’ Association 2017 Jail School convened at the Airport Holiday Inn in Des Moines from Sunday, September 17 thru Wednesday, September 20, 2017.
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.
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 Black Hawk County Sheriff Tony Thompson. ‘Opening Remarks’ followed by President Lonny Pulkrabek (Johnson County Sheriff) and Schools Co-Chair John Godar. Welcome was given Polk County Deputy Cory Wilson.
The morning training session opened with Rev Dr Bryant Marks discussing Implicit Bias. Most people have a Bias in one form or another and there can be Good Bias and Bad Bias.
Following the noon lunch, State Jail Inspector Delbert Longley demonstrated the website to Schedule inmate transportations to Oakdale.
The final afternoon session was Pottawatamie County Jail Administrator Tiffany Mass talking on Stress Management, Keeping Good Officers Good!
Monday evening, Turnkey sponsored a Bean Bag contest.
The entire day on Tuesday was devoted to Raimondo DeCunto, RAD Training Center, talking on Survival Techniques for Correctional Officers. DeCunto’s law enforcement years of experience plus his explicit videos of Jail Inmate situations kept the audience alert for each hour and demonstrated various safety issues.
Tuesday evening entertainment was Jen’s Jams Mobile DJ.
Wednesday morning, Col Brenda Dietzman, Sedgwick Co Sheriff’s Office in Wichita Kansas discussed Millennials! Why we need them and how to grow them.
Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner updated everyone on the Credible Leadership Training program for ISSDA members, both sworn and non-sworn. The program is handled via the internet at the ISSDA website..
The final session was a DPS update on the Weapon Permits. Ross Loder, John Godar and Brandon Bublitz discussed the States new software program and ability for vendors to interface their current software. While taking longer than expected, the new system may be operational on January 1, 2018.
Shelia Lepley of Grundy County won the 50-50 drawing of $374.
This year’s School was well attended with 184 registrants.