Colonel Nathan Fulk

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Colonel Nathan Fulk


Colonel Nathan Fulk has worked for the Iowa Department of Public Safety for over 24 years and currently serves as the Chief of the Iowa State Patrol based in Des Moines.

In 1997, he started his career as a Trooper with the Iowa State Patrol in Solon.  Colonel Fulk has served in several leadership positions within the department including:  District 1 Assistant District Commander, Assistant Tactical Team Leader, Honor Guard Coordinator, Basic Academy Lead Drill Instructor, Sniper Coordinator/Instructor, Professional Development Bureau Chief, Basic Academy Commander and Area “A” Commander.  Colonel Fulk served on the Tactical Unit and served as an instructor in ASP Baton, Defensive Tactics, Honor Guard, Firearms, O/C, Open Sight Rifle and Sniper certification/deployment.

His job duties include:  Provides leadership and management strategies to support all members of the department.  Directs, controls and commands the organization through the chain of command so that the mission of the Iowa State Patrol can be carried out efficiently and effectively.  Sets both short and long term goals for the organization that align with Departmental goals.  Works and communicates with internal and external clients and customers to meet their needs in a polite, courteous, and cooperative manner to provide quality law enforcement services in the State of Iowa.

Colonel Fulk is a graduate of the Des Moines Area Community College.  He attended the Police Leadership: West Point Model training program.  Colonel Fulk is a United States Marine Corps Veteran who served in “Operation Restore Hope” in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1993.  He completed his enlistment as a scout-sniper instructor for the 1st Marine Division.