Iowa Peace Officers



Board members L-R: Terry Dehmlow- Sec-Treasurer, Dean Sharp,Gus Farmer, Michael McKelvey, Kellie Paschke- Lobbyist, David Lorenzen, Paul Steier, George Griffith.

BOARD MEMBERS of the Iowa Peace Officers are both elected and appointed. At the annual Conference in May 2007 the by-laws were changed concerning the election of Board Members. This change includes the manner in which the President is elected or appointed. The existing Board at the time of the change continued to serve for one year and were re-appointed at the next annual conference.  Chief Lorenzen was elected at the 2011 Conference to serve as President of the IPOA for the next two years, he appointed Gus Farmer to serve as Vice President. Chief Lorenzen was unanimously elected again in 2013 to serve another 2 years as President.

The appointed committees include the following: Communications/Publications, Finance/Membership, By-Laws, Legislative, Conference/Training. All Chairpersons of these committees are on the Board.


The following Board Members  were ratified in 2014. Dean Sharp, Gus Farmer, Mike McKelvey, Dacid Lorenzen, and George Griffith.  For more information and a Bio on each Board Member, check their page.