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Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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For immediate release: Trooper Alex Dinkla
October 18, 2017

Public Information Officer
Cell: (515) 443-6644
Office: (515) 725-6189

40th DPS Basic Academy Graduation

-- Iowa Department of Public Safety would like to proudly announce the upcoming graduation ceremony of 19 recruits from the Iowa Department of Public Safety's 40th Basic Academy.

The 19 recruits will be sworn in as peace officers for the State of Iowa at 10:30 AM on Friday, October 20th at the Iowa National Guard Freedom Center in Johnston.  Guest speaker for the ceremony is former University of Iowa wrestling coach, Dan Gable.

For the past 20 weeks, these recruits have completed courses on laws of arrest, search and seizure, defensive tactics, arrest techniques, precision driving, firearms, emergency management services, criminal law, human relations, physical fitness, motor vehicle law, and several other courses in law enforcement. 

Members of the media and the public are encouraged to attend the commencement ceremony. 


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