Iowa Law Enforcement Academy decision irks chiefs

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Posted: Friday, October 18, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 11:50 pm, Wed Jun 11, 2014.

IOWA CITY (AP) — Police chiefs are upset with the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Council's decision to bar outside agencies from sending recruits to train at the Cedar Rapids police academy.

Cedar Rapids Police Chief Wayne Jerman said Thursday that a recent council decision barred seven recruits from Lisbon, Hiawatha and the Department of Corrections from attending his department's academy, which started last month. Instead, those recruits have to go to the ILEA academy in Johnston at a higher cost to become certified.

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