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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
April 6, 2015
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

39th DPS Basic Academy Set to Graduate This Week

Johnston, IOWA – The Iowa Department of Public Safety is proud to announce the graduation of nine recruits from the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s 39th Basic Academy.

These nine recruits will be sworn in as peace officers for the State of Iowa during the commencement ceremony at 10:00AM, Friday, April 10, 2015, at the Iowa Army National Guard Freedom Center at Camp Dodge.

Once sworn-in, these recruits will serve the State as Troopers with the Iowa State Patrol.

For the past 21 weeks, these recruits have completed courses on laws of arrest, search and seizures, defensive tactics, arrest techniques, precision driving, firearms, emergency management services, criminal law, human relations, physical fitness and motor vehicle law, along with many other courses.

**All members of the media that wish to attend the commencement ceremony need to RSVP by 5:00PM, Wednesday, April 8, 2015, to Sgt. Nathan Ludwig, Iowa State Patrol at (515) 745-2863. Members of the media will need to be escorted by Sgt. Ludwig from the gates of Camp Dodge to the Freedom Center prior to and following the ceremony.**


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