Professional Development Bureau

various pictures of training facilitated by the Professional Development Bureau

The Professional Development Bureau (PDB) is responsible for facilitating training for over 550 sworn peace officers in the Department of Public Safety.  In addition to this task, the Bureau coordinates all DPS background investigations, sworn employee promotional processes and medical physicals.  

The Professional Development Bureau plans and coordinates the DPS law enforcement officer selection process and directs the DPS Academy.

In 2021, the Bureau will be facilitating training and updates including, but not limited to:

Training on the MILO Range firearm simulator
               Training on the MILO Range

  • Weapon Qualifications
  • Vehicle Close Quarter Battle
  • IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit) Advanced Medical 
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations 
  • Traffic Incident Management 
  • Biased Based Policing
  • Implicit Bias 
  • Ethics Training
  • Civil Disobedience
  • De-Escalation Training
  • Preventing Sexual Harassment
  • Blood Borne Pathogen
  • First Line Supervisor
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Dependent Adult/Child Abuse
  • All Iowa Hazard Plan
  • IT Security Awareness
  • 2021 Legislative Law Update
  • Physical Fitness Annual Testing
  • Defensive Tactics                                                                                        

In addition, all sworn officers will receive training with real, life-like scenario based training via the MILO Range - a firearms training simulator.

The Professional Development Bureau is directed and overseen by Bureau Chief, Lt. Ben Lampe and Sgt. Joshua Duden.

photo of Lt. Ben Lampe             photo of Sgt. Josh Duden
  Lt. Ben Lampe, #309                          Sgt. Joshua Duden, #184
  Bureau Chief                                        Assistant Bureau Chief
  Academy Camp Commander              Assistant Academy Camp Commander