North Liberty Partners with Local Law Enforcement Agencies to Offer a Look Behind the Badge

The North Liberty and Iowa City police departments, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and University of Iowa Department of Public Safety are teaming up to offer a four-week course: Behind the Badge.

Behind the Badge is designed to give interested community members an inside look at area law enforcement agencies and how they operate. Scheduled topics include K9 officers, bomb squad, special response team and crisis intervention, as well as information from community partners. The course is an offshoot of the Community Police Academy, which will not take place this year.

The course will take place on Wednesday nights, March 23 to April 6, 2022, at the Joint Emergency Communication Center, 529 Melrose Ave., Iowa City. The final session on April 13 will take place at the UI Department of Public Safety headquarters, 200 S Capitol St., Iowa City. Each session will last approximately three hours. Participants will be expected to adhere to Johnson County mask requirements at the Joint Emergency Communication Center and are strongly encouraged to wear a mask on university property.

Due to social distancing requirements, the course is limited to 25 participants selected on a first-come, first-serve basis. The cost is $10, but may be waived for participants who demonstrate a need. Cash or checks can be accepted. Checks must be made out to the City of Iowa City regardless of which community you are registering in. Participants will also undergo a background check.
Application materials can be found here.

Please mail or hand-deliver completed applications to one of the following locations:

  • Iowa City Police Department, 410 E. Washington St., Iowa City, IA 52240
  • North Liberty Police Department, 340 N. Main St., North Liberty, IA 52317
  • University of Iowa Police Department, 200 S. Capitol St., Suite 808, Iowa City, IA 52242

Applications must be received by 5pm on March 11th, 2022 to be considered for the 2022 course.

Applications will be processed as they are received until all course slots are filled. Accepted applicants will be notified via email approximately one week after their application has been received.


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