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Four UI Police Officers Graduate From Academy

The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety police division has four new graduates of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy.

"This is the first time in the history of the department we have had four officers attending the academy at the same time," said Duane Papke, Department of Public Safety associate director. All four officers have been assigned to shifts for further field training.

The four graduates are:

Loren L. Noska, 37, of Solon. Noska, a Solon High School graduate, graduated April 4 from the 191st Basic Training class at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. Noska previously worked for the UI Department of Public Safety for 10 years as a security guard and was certified as a communications dispatcher.

Jon W. Smith, 31, of Iowa City. An April 4 graduate of the 191st Basic Training class from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, Smith received his four-year undergraduate bachelor of science degree in business management from Upper Iowa University in 1999.
Trent M. Heck, 24, is from Cedar Rapids. An April 11 graduate of the 192nd Basic Training class from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, Heck received his four-year undergraduate bachelor of arts degree in psychology/sociology from Coe College in 2001.
Sarah R. Weil, 23, of Coralville also graduated April 11 from the 192nd Basic Training class from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. In May 2002, Weil received her bachelor of arts degree in sociology from the University of Iowa.

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT(S): Stephen Pradarelli, 319-384-0007, stephen-pradarelli@uiowa.edu. Writer: Josh Rosenthal.