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Dear Friends and Colleagues,  

My name is Doug Hurley and I am your recently elected President of the INOA.  I have been with the INOA since 2004 and have held the past positions of Secretary and Director-At-Large.  I would like to welcome you to our website and give you a bit of background of who we are.

The INOA was formed in 2004 when members of state and local law enforcement personnel collaborated to put together an association which would bring the most current and relevant training to Iowa.  With the assistance of the Association of Oklahoma Narcotics Enforcers and the Illinois Narcotics Officers' Association, the INOA sent representatives to learn how other associations were operating.  The INOA utilized their by-laws and conference strategies to put together our first conference.  It is hard to believe we have just finished up with our eleventh annual conference attended by over 200 people. 

200 people….. I still can’t believe starting an association in 2004 has brought us to our 2015 Conference where over 200 people were in attendance.  A number of our instructors are subject matter experts in various fields of law enforcement;  we do a yearly legal update; and we have regional case overviews which highlight cases throughout the state of Iowa.  As I write this, planning for the 2016 Conference has begun.  We will be bringing the most up-to-date information from many instructors throughout the U.S.

Our goal is to make the conference training available to all law enforcement officers regardless of their duty assignments.  Each year, an Executive Board is chosen by the membership and those board members are responsible for the day-to-day operations, as well as planning the annual conference.  Our organization has become stronger with each passing year.

Our intent is to keep this website updated with current events, training announcements and a Members Only section, which will have the latest trends, updates and regional case highlights.  If you have any questions about our organization I urge you to reach out to a Regional Director in your area or myself.

In closing, the INOA, in conjunction with the Office of Drug Control Policy, the Midwest Counterdrug Training Center and the Iowa Department of Public Safety- Division of Narcotics Enforcement, co-sponsored a training event in June of this year titled the Undercover Narcotics Investigator Training (U.N.I.T.) Course, which was developed and coordinated by the Iowa Department of Public Safety.  The class was limited to 24 certified peace officers with 22 of those being from Iowa, 1 from Nebraska and 1 from Missouri.  The 80-hour course included classroom lectures, PowerPoints, hands-on practical exercises, helicopter flight certifications, technical surveillance deployments and basic undercover principles.  Stay tuned for upcoming training announcements when you too can sign up for this class.

I hope to see you at one of our upcoming training events or at our yearly conference.

Stay safe,

J. Douglas Hurley, President
Iowa Narcotics Officers' Association






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