The Iowa State Sheriffs’ & Deputies’ Association 2017 Winter School of Instruction convened at the Airport Holiday Inn in Des Moines from Sunday, December 3rd through Wednesday, December 6th.
Sunday afternoon, “Registration” was available, only to be followed by the evening banquet. The ISSDA Scholarship winners were also announced. President Pulkrabek presented Woodbury Jail Administrator Lynette Phillips an award for her years of service on the ISSDA Jail Committee. Sunday night entertainment was Billy Heller.
Monday morning, “Registration” continued and ISSDA Sales items were available, along with a “Welcome” by ISSDA President Lonnie Pulkrabek, Sheriff, Johnson County. Invocation was given by Black Hawk County Sheriff Tony Thompson. The “Presentation of the Flags” was made by the ISSDA Honor Guard.
The first topic was Under Cover in the CIA as told by Agent Jim Olson, who was originally from LeMars. Jim spoke of his love of the many years of intriguing work and the enjoyment it has brought. While we cannot print what he said, his presentation lasted till noon and was enjoyed by all.
Afternoon speakers started with a UCAPPS Update by DPS employees John Godar, Brandon Bublitz and Ross Loder. The State is still planning to roll out the new HARD COPY weapon permits on January 1, 2017.
Next was an ICE Update by Mike Hindman and Bryce Callison. Telephone numbers were provided for officers, along with guidelines in seeking their assistance.
New this year was a ‘breakout’ session for Sheriffs to discuss increasing Association participation, future schools of instruction, jail issues, civil issues and many more.
Monday evening was Vendors Night and drawings.
Tuesday morning, Executive Director Mike Telford with the Iowa Farm Animal Care spoke on his agency and what assistance they offer to our animal neglect and other animal investigations.
Human Trafficking was then discussed by Story County Deputy Sgt Elizabeth Quinn and Story County Asst Attorney Meredith Tiffany. Many other crimes can be occurring under the cover of Human Trafficking.
Next was a presentation on INTERPOL and services that it offers, along with procedures to access it. Presenters were Story County Deputy Sgt Elizabeth Quinn and Jail Asst Micah Andersen.
During the lunch hour, which again the meal was provided for attendees this year, the annual Past Presidents Luncheon was also held.
Afternoon session was Opoid Awareness by DPS employee Jesse Whitmre.
Opoid abuse is the ever increasing problem in every location.
The membership then held their Annual Business Meeting.
Tuesday evening was the President’s Banquet with Past President Lonnie Pulkrabek presenting the gavel to Pocahontas County Deputy Sheriff Josh Hammen.
Wednesday morning, DCI Employees Elizabeth Miller and Brandon Bublitz
Talked on Weapon Cases.
The final session of the school was Matt Wilbur, Pottawattamie County Attorney conducting his Debriefing on Line of Duty Deaths..
This concluded the 2017 Winter School of Instruction.
THANK YOU 2017 Winter School Vendors:
Code 3, Inc.
Thrifty White Pharmacy
Iowa CTS Cleaners
On Target Ammunition, LLC
IPI - Iowa Prison Industries
Advanced Correctional Healthcare, Inc.
Telespan Communications, Inc
Trigger Time Simulator Services
Deery Brothers Chevrolet
KARL EMERGENCY VEHICLES
Correct Care Solutions
Nelson Systems, Inc
Trinity Services Group
Digital Ally Inc
Reliance Telephone of Grand Forks
Stivers Ford Lincoln
Iowa Violent Death Reporting System (c/o Iowa Dept. of Public Health)
MEnD Correctional Care
Stew Hansen Dodge City
NATIONAL CHILD SAFETY COUNCIL
Kiesler Police Supply