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Colonel Patrick J. Hoye

Patrick J. Hoye was appointed as the thirteenth Chief of the Iowa State Patrol by Commissioner Eugene T. Meyer of the Iowa Department of Public Safety on December 5, 2007.  

A 27-year veteran of the Iowa State Patrol, Colonel Hoye joined the Patrol in 1982 after graduating from the Iowa Department of Public Safety's 10th Basic Academy. During his career with the Iowa State Patrol, Colonel Hoye worked as a trooper in District 5 (Cherokee) for 14 years before being promoted to sergeant, lieutenant and finally captain in 2004. Colonel Hoye has held numerous positions including, being a D.A.R.E. officer and D.A.R.E. Coordinator for the State of Iowa.

He has supervised State Fair Security and served as a management representative at labor management meetings. Colonel Hoye previously served as Regional Chair for Combined Accident Reduction Effort (C.A.R.E.).

Colonel Hoye serves as the core leadership instructor for the DPS Academy. He is a graduate of the 218th Session of the FBI's National Academy and completed the Certified Public Management Course through Drake University. He is actively involved with the International Association of Chiefs of Police and serves on the Nominations Committee with the State & Provincial Police Division.

Colonel Hoye is married to wife Renee and has two children.


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