Midwest Counterdrug Training Center

Iowa Peace Officers Association Training Conference
Tuesday, February 26 - Wednesday, February 27, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Midwest Counterdrug Training Center
Directions: 7105 NW 70th Ave, Camp Dodge JMTC, Johnston, IA 50131

LIMITED No-Cost Lodging Available


Iowa Peace Officers Association
2019 Training Conference

Conference Cost

Cost is $50, payable to IPOA. Payment details will be included with your confirmation email.

Conference Training Presentations

February 26th - Human Trafficking 101 

Iowa DOT/ Motor Vehicle Enforcement Chief David Lorenzen will address fighting Human Trafficking in Iowa.

Kellie Markey of Dorothy’s House (a Des Moines refuge for trafficked girls) will focus her presentation on the impact of trafficking on victims and survivors,  providing insight on reactions officers may experience that cause them to misread a situation. Ms. Markey also raises officers’ awareness of trauma triggers during interactions with victim and survivors, and information about Dorothy’s House services.

U.S. Attorneys staff Virginia Bruner and Tim Duax will talk on the issues their office sees and trends dealing with Human Trafficking.

Denise Timmons (Assistant with the Office of the Attorney General Area Prosecution Division in the Iowa Department of Justice) will give a state prosecutor’s perspective on human trafficking cases, and pro-vide practical advice to officers and investigators developing a sustainable case against trafficking.

Karen Gale of the FBI will present on her agency’s perspective and emerging trends in human trafficking.

Mike Staebell (formerly with the U.S. Department of Labor), a nationally recognized expert in his field with the Dickinson Law Firm, will present on labor trafficking.

Mike Ferjak (retired criminal investigator with the Iowa Department of Justice), will speak on the Law Enforcement /Allied Professionals ( LE/AP) program, which helps develop localized, realistic human trafficking response protocols that use local resources as effectively as possible, and create opportunities for resource sharing in some cases.

February 27th - The Effects of Legalized Marijuana Relating to the Investigation and Prosecution of Marijuana-Involved Driving Cases

Jennifer Tibbitts Knudsen (Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor with the Colorado District Attorneys Council)
will present a comprehensive overview of current research on marijuana and explanation of best practices for employing this research in the investigation and prosecution of marijuana-involved driving cases. Topics will include: common terms, the science of impairment, evaluating marijuana research, and the THC and impaired driving.

We hope you take advantage of this training opportunity and get registered soon. The Iowa Peace Officers Association is appreciative of your support. 

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