Training for Iowa State Patrol

MASON CITY, Iowa – It’s training day for those looking to join the Iowa State Patrol and other departments, and a local patrol office is hoping they might reap the benefits.

Seven new faces are making their way to CampDodge in Johnston, Iowa to begin a 20 week training course to become an Iowa State Patrol Officer.

They will train with DCI, DOT, and Narcotics recruits as well.

Lietenant Dan Schaffer says after the training is over he hopes he might see some new faces head our way.

“Where’s the greatest need for officers as we place officers in the field, transfer around so that comes down the road hopefully we see some new officers,” said Lt. Schaffer.

Schaffer says the academy training is done around this time every year.

He says the Department of Public Safety hasn’t had a problem of those applying for officer positions in many years.

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