IOWA CITY, Iowa (KWWL) -- The Iowa Police Chiefs Association and the Iowa-Nebraska NAACP announced Monday the formation of the Law Enforcement Vision for Equality Task Force.
IPCA President and Newton Police Chief, Rob Burdess, as well as the Iowa-Nebraska NAACP State Area Conference of Branches President, Betty C. Andrews say the task force is being formed to create a common ground to develop proposals for necessary change, as well as provide a communication mechanism to improve relations between law enforcement and community members.
The task force will allow for open communication between various groups about concerns or recommendations related to improving law enforcement procedures. The effort will allow various groups to get familiar with each other and develop trusting relationships.
Former IPCA President and current Oelwein Police Chief Jeremy Logan, and Iowa City NAACP President Kevin Sanders will chair the task force.
Members of the Law Enforcement Vision for Equality Task Force include:
- Kevin Sanders: Iowa City NAACP President, State Criminal Justice Committee Co-Chair
- Chief Jeremy Logan: Oelwein Police Department
- Stephen Bayens: Iowa Department of Public Safety Commissioner
- Sheriff Tony Thompson: Black Hawk County Sheriff
- Sheriff Lonnie Pulkrabek: Johnson County Sheriff
- Chief Daniel Banks: Hudson Police Department
- Chief Tim Carmody: Council Bluffs Police Department, Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Council Member
- Chief Rex Mueller: Sioux City Police Department
- Sheriff Jason Sandholt: Marion County Sheriff
- Lt. Ryan Doty: Des Moines Police Department
- Brian Guy: Ret. Clinton Police Chief, former ILEA Chairman
- Joe Gonzalez: Ret. Des Moines Police Department Lieutenant
- Ike Rayford: Sioux City NAACP President
- Monique Scarlett: Unity in the Community Founder