Oelwein Police Department
are many sections in police departments. Different sections
handle different types of cases. For example, investigations
are involved in the follow up case work and interviews,
administration oversees the whole operation of the department.
Patrol divisions are known as the backbone of the department,
because almost all calls to the police department are initially
investigated by officers in this section and it is, typically,
the largest section of police departments. Patrol deals
with initial calls for service investigation, crime prevention
- patrol, pro-active traffic education and enforcement.
Chances are if you ever had an encounter with a police officer,
most likely it was from the patrol portion of the department.
Police Department's - Patrol Section is made up of seven
patrolmen. People assigned to patrol can expect to work
various shifts. These are the people that are available
Bruce Barker started with the Oelwein Police Department
in 1979. Officer Barker attended the Iowa Law Enforcement
Academy in 1980. In 1998 Officer Barker completed
his Associate of Arts degree in police science at
Hawkeye Community College. Officer Barker is the hostage
negotiator, field training officer, bomb recognition
officer, and radar instructor. Officer Barker is currently
the Oelwein Police Department's investigator. Officer
Barker is married and has five children. Officer Barker
is a 32nd Degree Mason, a Shriner, and is in the Northeast
Iowa Motor Clown Parade Unit.
Paul was born in Oelwein, Iowa and is the son of
Peggy Sherrets and Jesse Paul. Officer Paul graduated
from Clinton Community High School, before enlisting
in the US Army. Officer Paul attended Clinton Community
College before he was hired by the Buchanan County
Sheriff's Office. Officer Paul was hired by the
Oelwein Police Department in 1989. In 1991 he initiated
the DARE program in Oelwein and became the fist
DARE Officer in Oelwein - he held that position
for over 10 years.
1997 Officer Paul left Oelwein and went to Sioux
Falls, SD where he worked as a correctional officer
at the South Dakota State Penitentiary and a deputy
supervisor for the Moody County Sheriff's Officer
and the Santee Sioux Tribe. While with Moody CountySheriffs
Department, Officer Paul was responsible for setting
up a special unit that would enforce Federal and
Tribal laws on Santee Sioux Tribal land, all laws
in the City of Flandreau and Moody County. Officer
Paul then left the Moody County Sheriffs Department
and became Chief of Police for Canton, SD. Officer
Paul returned to the Oelwein Police Department in
1999 to be closer to friends and family.
points in Officer Paul's career are: Initiation
of the Oelwein Police Department's DARE program
in 1991, in 1995 Northeast Iowa Representative of
the Iowa DARE Officers Association, and in 2000
a sexual abuse investigator for the Oelwein Police
Department. He is the tactical leader of the Oelwein
Police Department's Tactical team and training coordinator.
He also is a volunteer for the Hawkeye Chapter of
the American Red Cross.
Paul has been married for 15 years and has four
daughters and a son. Officer Paul is an active member
in the Oelwein Community and with in his church.
He is current continuing his education in the criminal
justice field. Officer Paul enjoys hunting, camping,
fishing, collecting World War II items and spending
as much time as possible with his family.
Officer Brandon DeJong
began his law enforcement career in 2000 as a reserve
officer for the City of Bell Plaine. He joined the
Oelwein Police Department in June of 2003 after
working for the City of Sigourney. Officer DeJong
has a associates degree in police science that he
earned from Hawkeye Community College.
Officer DeJong enjoys
hunting, fishing, and riding his Harley Davidson
Ted Phillips started his 15 year law enforcement
career as a reserve officer for a medium sized city
near Cleveland, Ohio. He was a military police officer
and served in Panama and Ft. Benning, Ga. After
the military Officer Phillips returned to Ohio to
become an officer on a small department. Ted has
also worked on a large indian reservation in Arizona,
where he enforced both tribal and federal law. Ted
has been recognized with a life saving commendation
for saving a person's life and also worked with
the departments narcotics interdiction/aviation
Phillips returned to the midwest where he worked
for a small sheriff's office. Officer Phillips enjoys
spending time with his wife and two children. He
is also a licensed pilot, who enjoys flying light
aircraft and he is building his own airplane.
Daniel Banks graduated from East High School in Waterloo,
Iowa in 1997. He earned a scholarship to play football
with the University of Northern Iowa from 1997-2001.
In 2002 Daniel graduated from UNI with Bachelors degrees
in Criminology and Sociology. Following graduation
Daniel worked as an assistant strength and conditioning
coach forthe University of Northern Iowa. In 2003
Daniel was hired as a patrolman for the UNI-Police
Division. Daniel graduatedfrom the Iowa Law Enforcement
Academy in 2003. In September 2005 Daniel started
at the Oelwein Police Department.
In his spare time Daniel enjoys spending time with
his daughter, working out, watching movies and playing
Jay Tommasin is orginally from is Washington, P.A.
He graduated from Pleasant Valley High School in Bettendorf
and graduated from Upper Iowa University with a Bachelors
Degree in Criminology. He is a sergeant and squad
leader in the Army Reserves, as part of the 389th
Combat Engineer Battalion in Davenport. Officer Tommasin
served in Operation Iraqi Freedom for one year in
Tommison is married and enjoys hunting and outdoor
Corey Hagerman graduated form Central City High
School in Central City, IA. He earned his Associates
Degree in Police Science from Hawkeye Community
College. Officer Hagerman started his law enforcement
career in November 2006 as a Police Officer for
the City of Belle Plaine. He has been with the Oelwein
Police Department since November 2007 and is an
Iowa Certified in bicycle patrol officer.
Officer Hagerman’s spare time he enjoys watching
Hawkeye Football and Wrestling events, as well as
hunting and fishing.