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UI Public Safety officers complete training through Iowa Law Enforcement Academy

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Five employees of the University of Iowa department of public safety have recently completed training through the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in Des Moines.

Officers Katherine Trotter and Peter Berkson graduated from the Academy in June. Officers Brad Allison and Robert Burdess completed their training in November of 1997, and Officer Brian Meyer completed his training in June of 1997.

The Law Enforcement Academy training is a 12-week program that includes instruction in procedures related to arrests, criminal investigations, search and seizure, traffic control, use of force, and dealing with drunken drivers. All law enforcement officers in the State of Iowa are required to complete the training program before they can assume their duties on a permanent basis.

In addition to the Academy's training program, all five officers also completed a four-month field officer training program required by the UI department of public safety.