UI Police Welcome 3 New Officers
The University of Iowa Police Department recently welcomed three new police officers. They are:
Edward Cardenas, 28, of West Liberty. Officer Cardenas started on December 1, 2012 and was previously employed by the Mt. Pleasant and New London Police Departments. He is assigned badge 106.
Brett Cooper, 24, of Cedar Rapids. He attended Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids here he received an AS degree in Law Enforcement. He is assigned badge 107.
Gabriella Blanchard-Manning, 28, badge 108 of Coralville. She attended the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY where she received a BS in Russian and a commission in the US Army. She is assigned badge 108.
Officer Cardenas is currently in the department’s field training program. Officers Cooper and Blanchard-Manning will be attending the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in Johnston before beginning their field training.
All three officers were hired to fill vacancies within the department.