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2021 Iowa DOT #40
September 12th-23rd, 2021
Dare Iowa will be hosting the DOT beginning September 12, 2021.  
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2021 Iowa DOT Training, #39
DARE Iowa hosted Dare Officer Training (DOT) in partnership with the MCTC April 18th-29th, 2021 at Camp Dodge. We had 8 states represented for the training at Camp Dodge. Plans are underway to host the 40th DARE Iowa Training in September 2021. 

Iowa DOT #38    October 11th - 22nd, 2020
Iowa DOT #37    September 8th - 20th, 2019
Iowa DOT #36  September 16th - September 28th, 2018
Iowa DOT #35   August 20th - September 1st, 2017
DARE Iowa in partnership with the MCTC will host our 35th DOT beginning August 20th, 2017 at Camp Dodge.  We are pleased to announce the class is full.  Dan Peak will facilitate the training and be joined by Mentors: Ken Brodrick, Tim Felton, and Terry Dehmlow.

Iowa DOT 35 Team Assignments
Red Terry
William Ottoway Mineral Point Police, Wis
Willie Garrett Woodbury County SO, Iowa
Lilly Dunlop Norwalk Police, Iowa
James Watts Alamogordo Police, NM
Darrell Wilson Forest County SO, Wis
Jennifer Foster Brooklyn Park, MN
Green  Tim
Matthew Menard Deleware County SO, Iowa
Thomas Oberman Lee County SO, Iowa
Jamie Tilson Phelps County SO, NE
Herbert Moon Le Sueur County SO, MN
Tyson Rumley Osceola Police, Iowa
Brittney Schweigl Manitowoc County SO, Wis

Blue Dan
Lance Anderson Storm Lake Police, Iowa
Gary Kutcher Oskaloosa Police, Iowa
Stacia Nelson Wahoo Police, Ne
Jacob Glaser Two Rivers, Wi
Daniel Narvaez Alamogordo Police, NM
Abigail Christian Shawnee County SO, Kansas

Orange Ken
Cory Whitaker Des Moines County SO, Iowa
Jason Holman Nebraska City Police, NE
Cody McKnight Shawnee County SO, Kansas
Tiffany Whinery Dickinson Police, ND
David Dierks Tipton Police, Iowa
Joe Nichols Oshkosh Police, Wi

DARE Officer Training ( DOT )

On September 23rd  DARE Iowa graduated 18 new DARE Officers from the 34th DARE Iowa DOT.  This years entire class had an exceptional first week meeting all the standards and objectives to continue on to week #2. The training team has commented on how hard working they have been and their attitude has made it an easy class to train. Most important is the fact that "ALL" in attendance seem to be here for the right reason...."The KIDS".  Week #2 went just as well and all Officers after completing their lesson presentations meeting the objectives once again, they were then allowed to visit the school in Norwalk. This was an excellent school to work with, Principal, office staff and especially the teachers were extremely helpful. They took time to critique the presentations and offered constructive comments that will be put to good use when they return home. Thanks to all the staff at the Lakewood Elementary School in Norwalk, Iowa. You really ROCK!

Congratulations to all the new DARE OFFICERS      


Sheriff Dan Peak, Facilitator for DARE Officer Training,  August 20th - Sept 1st. 2017

Sheriff Dan Peak is just finishing his first term as Sheriff of Crawford County Kansas and will begin his second term in 2017. Dan has been a long time member of the DARE Iowa Training Team and we are fortunate to have him back this year to facilitate the training.

Dan has been in Law Enforcement for over 30 years. He received his DARE Officer Training in 1992 and was trained as a Mentor in 1994. Has served as the facilitator for the Kansas DARE Training Center as well. He has has had an exciting career with DARE and as a member of the DARE America and DARE International Training Cadres he has been sent to Brazil, Germany, and Okinawa. Dan has been married to Dianna for 31 years, 2 children-Chelsea and Taylor and the proud grandfather of Caylee and Tucker.

We are very fortunate to have Sheriff Peak return to Iowa for the DOT this September.

Officer Ken Brodrick

Ken has been in Law Enforcement since 1983. He received his DARE Certification in 1995 and was trained the following year as a Mentor. He has also received his certification as a School Resource Officer, SRO. Ken is certified to instruct all aspects of the DARE Curriculum. He has served as a Mentor of the Iowa Training Team for several years and we welcome him back in 2016.  Ken also serves the State of Oklahoma as the State Coordinator and continues to teach DARE to students in the Wyandotte, Fairland and Turkey Ford school districts. He has assisted with trainings in Kansas, Hawaii, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Germany and Japan.

Ken retired from the Miami,OK police department after 28 years and is now working for the Wyandotte Nation Police Department since 2011.   Ken is married to Lisa and father of 5 children, Matt, Andy, Anna, Alexis, and Braxton.

Deputy Tim Felton and Deputy Terry Dehmlow will also serve as Mentors for the 2017 Iowa DOT. John Sheahan will again serve as our Educational Advisor for this DOT.   For their information and bio, please look at the DARE Advisory Board page.