Academy Council

The Academy Council is made up of both voting and non-voting members who oversee the regulations and decisions involving the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy and state-wide law enforcement agencies. Members are appointed for limited terms. Academy Council meetings occur bi-monthly, with meeting agenda and minutes posted here.

Chad Leonard

Chad Leonard

Sheriff

Agency Affiliation: Dallas County Sheriff’s Office

Representing: Sheriff’s Office from County with Population over 50,000

Law Enforcement Service: with LE since 1995, Sheriff since 2007

Term ending: April 30, 2025

James Steinkuehler

James Steinkuehler

Sheriff

Agency Affiliation: Crawford County Sheriff’s Office

Representing: Sheriff’s Office from County with Population under 50,000

Law Enforcement Service: with LE since 1999, Sheriff since 2009

Term ending: April 30, 2025

 

Timothy J. Carmody, Chair

Timothy J. Carmody, Chair

Chief

Agency Affiliation: Council Bluffs Police Department

Representing: Police Department from City with Population over 50,000

Law Enforcement Service: with LE since 1983, Chief since 2010

Term ending: April 30, 2023

 

Sadie Weekley

Sadie Weekley

Lieutenant

Agency Affiliation: Marshalltown Police Department

Representing: Police Department from City with Population under 50,000

Law Enforcement Service: with LE since 2005

Term ending: April 30, 2024

Nathan Fulk

Nathan Fulk

Colonel

Agency Affiliation: Iowa State Patrol

Representing: Iowa Department of Public Safety

Law Enforcement Service: with LE since 1997

Term ending: April 30, 2024

 

David Lorenzen

David Lorenzen

Chief

Agency Affiliation: Iowa D.O.T. Motor Vehicle Enforcement

Representing: Iowa Department of Transportation

Law Enforcement Service: with Department since 1978

Term ending: April 30, 2023

 

Diane Venenga

Diane Venenga

Chief

Agency Affiliation: North Liberty Police Department

Representing: Iowa Police Chiefs Association

Law Enforcement Service: with Department since 1995

Term ending: April 30, 2024

Tiffany Creekmur

Tiffany Creekmur

Lieutenant

Agency Affiliation: Mason City Police Department

Representing: Iowa Peace Officers Association

Law Enforcement Service: with Department since 1996

Term ending: April 30, 2022

 

Melissa Henderson

Melissa Henderson

Police Officer

Agency Affiliation: Cedar Rapids Police Department

Representing: Iowa State Police Association

Law Enforcement Service: with Department since 1994

Term ending: April 30, 2025

 

Jana Abens, Vice Chair

Jana Abens, Vice Chair

Captain

Agency Affiliation: Polk County Sheriff’s Office

Representing: Iowa State Sheriff’s and Deputy’s Association

Law Enforcement Service: with Department since 1998

Term ending: April 30, 2023

Gene Beinke

Gene Beinke

Citizen

Agency Affiliation: None

Representing: Citizens of Iowa

Law Enforcement Service: Retired Chief of Clinton Police Department, with LE since 1970

Term ending: April 30, 2022

 

Ricardo Martinez II

Ricardo Martinez II

Public Safety Director

Agency Affiliation: Nevada Police Department

Representing: Citizens of Iowa

Law Enforcement Service: with Department since 1985, Chief since 2011

Term ending: April 30, 2022

 

Vickie Long Hill

Vickie Long Hill

Citizen

Agency Affiliation: None

Representing: Citizens of Iowa

Law Enforcement Service: N/A

Term ending: April 30, 2025

Senator Chris Cournoyer

Senator Chris Cournoyer

Senator: Le Claire, IA

Agency Affiliation: Iowa Senate: District 49

Representing: Non-voting

Law Enforcement Service: N/A

Term ending: Ex-officio, January 8, 2023

 

Senator Kevin Kinney

Senator Kevin Kinney

Senator: Oxford, IA

Agency Affiliation: Iowa Senate: District 39

Representing: Non-voting

Law Enforcement Service: N/A

Term ending: Ex-officio, January 8, 2023

 

Representative Henry Stone

Representative Henry Stone

Representative: Forest City, IA

Agency Affiliation: Iowa House of Representatives: District 07

Representing: Non-voting

Law Enforcement Service: N/A

Term ending: Ex-officio, January 8, 2023

 

Robert DeWitt

Robert DeWitt

Special Agent

Agency Affiliation: F.B.I.

Representing: Non-voting

Law Enforcement Service: N/A

Term ending: Ex-officio

 

Matthew A. Roberts

Matthew A. Roberts

Resident Agent-in-Charge

Agency Affiliation: D.E.A.

Representing: Non-voting

Law Enforcement Service: N/A

Term ending: Ex-officio

 

To Come

To Come

To come

Agency Affiliation: State of Iowa

Representing: Non-voting

Law Enforcement Service: N/A

Term ending: Legal Counsel

 

Academy Council Meeting Minutes & Agendas

Academy Council Policy Information

FY2022 Fee Schedule

Fee schedule for all ILEA courses and the Basic Academy