The University of Iowa

Police Division

Police Division

The UI Department of Public Safety is responsible for emergency response on the University of Iowa campus. The largest division is the Police Division, which is made up of 45 state certified police officers who patrol the campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

In addition to completing the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy and training required by the state, UI DPS officers go through a variety of supplemental training, which includes but is not limited to: Fair and Impartial Policing, RITE Academy (Racial Intelligence) Training, Crisis Intervention Training, and the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI). Some officers have also completed a selection of training from the university’s BUILD series.

All area law enforcement departments also attend Multi-Agency Training System (M.A.T.S), which includes training on the following topics: ethics, crowd control, diversity, equity and inclusion, civil rights, LGBTQ+ communities.

Mark Bullock

Assistant Vice President and Director
Department of Public Safety
 

Lucy Wiederholt

Associate Director and Chief of Police
Police Division 
 

Dave Visin

Associate Director
Police Division
 

 

Derek Hyche 

Lieutenant
Special Events 

 

Steve Dohrmann

Lieutenant
 

 

Brad Schramm

Lieutenant
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

 

Travis Tyrell

Lieutenant
Investigations and Professional Standards
 

David Bloem

Sergeant

 

Nick Jay 

Sergeant

 

Sanda Trestian

Sergeant
 

Derek Carlson

Sergeant
 

 

 

 

 

 

Alton Poole

Officer
DEI and Community Outreach Specialist

Loren Noska

Officer

Alan Belski

Officer 

 

Jess Bernhard

Officer
K9 Handler (Jago)

Daniel Huggar

Officer
 

Brett Cooper

Officer
Investigations

 

Joshua Lovik

Officer
Investigations

Donald Strong

Officer
 

Lee Bowstead

Officer
 

 

Nathan Monter

Officer
K9 Handler (Hogan)

Jerrad Mohling

Officer
K9 Handler (Judge)

Jeffrey Williams

Officer
 

 

Andrew Hamblin

Officer
 

Joel Trantow

Officer
 

​​​​​Kenneth Kostman

Officer
 

Brad Millikan

Officer
 

Maria Sanchez

Officer
Community Outreach Specialist

Daniel Gaffey

Officer
 

Tiffany Lord

Officer
​​Investigations

Ian Mallory

Officer
 

Sarah Sand

Officer
 

 

Nick Ford

Officer
 

Jeff Salsbery

Officer
 

Josiah Sims 

Officer
 

Nick Dohrmann 

Officer 
 

Megan Tucker 

Officer
 

Michael Lumpkin 

Officer 
 

 

Adam Herrig

Officer
 

Jacob Scherer

Officer
 

 

 

 

Community Outreach

Our department’s philosophy is that, by breaking down barriers between the students and police, a more meaningful channel of communication can be opened up for the department to receive candid feedback from students that will enable the department to better fulfill its mission. Community Policing activities vary by semester, but a few key initiatives are outlined below. 

  • Encouraging officers to have positive interactions with students where the students feel most comfortable (through participation in intramurals, community service projects, and other student-centered activities).
  • Hiring student security officers and interns who can play an active role in peer education and enhancing campus safety.
  • Implementing other educational programs and activities that bring students and officers together.
  • Identifying officers to serve as liaisons to student organizations.

Interested in partnering on a community event?

University of Iowa Police Officer Alton Poole shakes hands with members of the community during an outreach event downtown Iowa City.

Contact a member of our Outreach Team:

Officer Alton Poole, 319-335-5043

Officer Maria Sanchez, 319-335-5022