Civil School 2019

The Iowa State Sheriffs’ & Deputies’ Association 2019 Civil School of Instruction convened at the Airport Holiday Inn in Des Moines from Sunday, April 14 through Wednesday, April 17.
Sunday afternoon, “Registration” was available for early arrivals, along with an evening lunch and then a period of ‘networking’ followed in the Courtyard.

Monday morning, “Registration” continued and ISSDA Sales items were available, along with a “Welcome” by ISSDA President Jared Schneider, Washington County Sheriff; and Schools Committee Co-Chair Josh Hammen, Pocahontas County Deputy Sheriff.
The “Presentation of the Flags” was made by the ISSDA Honor Guard.
Invocation was given by Tony Thompson, Black Hawk County Sheriff.
Monday morning training began with Weapon Permits by DPS Elizabeth Miller and DPS Brandon Bublitz and Zirous Analyst John Godar. A power point on Permit Basics and a detailed handout covered topics such as: Running NICS check prior to acting on a permit denial, suspension or revocation; formats to use and also enhancements coming in UCAPPS.
Monday afternoon, CIVIL 101 for the newer employees was hosted by Sgt Deric Oshel, Linn County and Diane Wilharm, Winneshiek County Office Deputy.
For the remaining employees, Melanie Schellenberg with the Secretary of State office educated us on the SAFE AT HOME Program, dealing with Domestic Abuse Victims.
Molly Widen, Legal Counsel to the Secretary then spoke on Election Misconduct as per Chapter 39A.
The afternoon concluded with David Lorenzen, Chief of Motor Vehicle Enforcement discussing Human Trafficking. This training is available to all law enforcement agencies, along with Motor Vehicle Carriers and other related groups with ties to transportation.

Tuesday morning, Denise Timmins Asst Attorney General assigned to the Area Prosecutions Division, also talked on Human Trafficking Iowa Law and Case Study.
During the same time slot the Sheriffs held a Breakout session discussing ILEA changes, regional meetings, regional training and Jail Issues.
The entire group then listened to Jim Cunningham, Director and Kathy Rupp, Manager of the Office of State Auditor talk on Internal Controls and Fraud Risk.
Next, Al Perales with the Iowa Attorney General’s office discussed “Scam Slam” and the incredible number of telephone scams and other scams going on. The old saying is quite adequate, IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT PROBABLY IS.
Emily Berry with NAMI Iowa then spoke on the mental health crisis and their agency.
Shawn Ireland, Sgt Linn County displayed the new ISSDA Website (available soon) and advised how much more robust it will be.
Tuesday afternoon, Jill Hansen, ATF Investigator for Firearms and Explosives Identification spoke on their Policy Updates.
Next Bill Deatsch of Johnson County talked on “legislative updates”.
The next session was Special Executions and collections with Attorney Peter Arling with O’Connnor and Thomas Law Firm in Dubuque. Arling updated everyone on a civil levy that has been ‘in the works’ the last 3 schools and various other civil matters.
Tuesday afternoon concluded with the Civil Panel consisting of: Randy Rowland of Linn county, Luanne Paper of Hamilton county, Bill Deatsch of Johnson county and Attorney Peter Arling.
Tuesday evening entertainment was a “DJ”.

Wednesday morning, the first session was Cheryl Nolan, Program Planner II, DPS Sex Offender Registry, discussing the Iowa Code, the rules and issues experienced with registering the sex offenders. There will also be a new program in UCAPPS to make these registrations.
Wednesday morning closed out with Joshua Hale, Lieutenant ISU Police, talking on “Everyday Cybersecurity”

This concluded the 2019 Civil School with 160 attendees.

2019 Civil School Pictures.pdf