The University of Iowa
The University of Iowa News Services Home News Releases UI in the News Subscribe to UI News Contact Us


100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024

Release: Jan. 10, 1999

Police Law Institute moves into new facility at UI Oakdale Research Park

CORALVILLE, Iowa -- Dec. 31 was "graduation day" for the Police Law Institute, Inc. (PLI), a tenant in the University of Iowa Technology Innovation Center (TIC) business incubator since 1990.

While most Iowans were preparing to celebrate the New Year, the employees of PLI completed their move to the Myriad Technology Plaza on the UI Oakdale Research Park. PLI offices are now located in Suite 100, 2658 Crosspark Road on the UI Oakdale Research Park.

The Police Law Institute prepares and delivers software that provides police officers computer-based instruction and monthly updates in criminal law. Most of the Institute's clients are law enforcement agencies in Florida and Illinois.

Robert W. Wennerholm, a police legal advisor and educator, serves as executive director of the Institute, which also employs legal analysts and computer experts to produce its monthly legal updates.

Wennerholm founded the Institute in Florida in 1983 and moved the business to Iowa in 1990.

The UI Oakdale Research Park was established in 1989 to encourage sustained research relationships between the UI and industry. The Park offers leased building sites and space to corporations engaged in research and development and related production and marketing activities.

Police Law Institute is the 13th company to successfully "graduate" from the TIC business incubator and the eighth company to expand on the research park.

Firms already on the park include Oakdale Systems, LMS CADSI, Neural Applications Corp., UroSurge, Inc., The Stanley Group, Ascend Technologies, Inc., and Systems Alternatives, Inc.

University "anchor" laboratories on the park are Oakdale Medical Research, the Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing, and the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS). A fourth magnet laboratory, the Center for Advanced Drug Development, is also at Oakdale.

For more information, contact Tom Bauer at the Oakdale Research Park, (319) 335-4067.