June 1, 2017
Sometimes you need to step out of your comfort zone. But that’s a dangerous place to be if you’re in law enforcement. Preparing our law enforcement motor vehicle investigators for any difficult situation is the purpose of a targeted training program developed in collaboration with Iowa Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Investigation & Identity Protection and Office of Strategic Communications and Hawkeye Community College.
Mike Athey, director of the Iowa DOT’s Bureau of Investigation & Identity Protection, said, “I have no greater responsibility than ensuring the safe return home for each and every investigator at the end of a shift. The firearms training that is typically conducted twice per year focuses on proficiency upon a stationary target. Although this type of training is mandated and customary in law enforcement, it doesn’t put in perspective the complexity of a situation one may find him or herself in.”