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Kevin Frampton, Director

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Commissioner Eugene T. Meyer has selected Kevin R. Frampton to succeed Ken Carter as the Director of the Division of Narcotics Enforcement with the Iowa Department of Public Safety.

Kevin started his law enforcement career with the Department of Public Safety in 1978 when he was first assigned to the Capitol Police Division. In 1980, Kevin was promoted to Trooper with the Iowa State Patrol Division where he had assignments in the Cedar Rapids area as

well as the Des Moines area. While assigned to the State Patrol he was a member of the tactical response team, defensive tactics instructor, physical fitness instructor and field training officer. In 1989, Kevin was promoted to Special Agent with the Division of Narcotics Enforcement and worked drug investigations for nearly 12 years. As a DNE agent he was Clan Lab certified and a Site Safety supervisor. He was also assigned to the Des Moines DEA Task Force for several years and was a K-9 handler for the division. In 2001, Kevin was selected as the Assistant Bureau Chief in the Professional Standards Bureau where he conducted administrative investigations for the department. In 2003, Kevin was promoted to Special Agent In Charge and assigned as the Bureau Chief of the Professional Standards Bureau.

In 2006, Kevin was selected as the Executive Officer to the Commissioner of Public Safety. In addition to working closely with the Commissioner, he also collaborated with the Directors of Administrative Services, Division of Criminal Investigation, Division of Narcotics Enforcement, State Fire Marshal Division, and the Iowa State Patrol Division in regards to the day to day operations of the Department. Kevin duties included the overseeing the functions of the Intelligence Bureau, Public Information Bureau, Professional Standards Bureau and the Plans, Research and Training Bureau.

Kevin is a 1978 graduate of Central Missouri State University with a BS in Criminal Justice Administration. In 2006, Kevin graduated from the Certified Public Management Program at Drake University and in 2009, Kevin received is MPA from Drake University. Kevin is an Executive Board Member with Midwest HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program) and is also a member of the Midwest HIDTA Fiscal Planning Committee. Kevin is the Chairperson of the Intelligence Committee for the National Alliance of State Drug Enforcement Agencies and also sits on the Board of Directors for the Midwest Counterdrug Training Center. Kevin is also a board member of the Iowa Drug Policy Advisory Council for the State of Iowa. Kevin is married to Cheryl and they have one son.

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