Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport/Conference Center
Des Moines, Iowa



Jun 13
1:00 – 5:00 PM Traffic Incident Management Training

Sergeant Neil Morenz, Iowa State Patrol
Scott Kuester, Training Specialist 1, Department of Public Safety – Fire Services Training Bureau

The National TIM Responder Training Program was developed by responders for responders, and was designed to promote consistent training of all responders to achieve the three objectives of the TIM National Unified Goal (NUG):

  • Responder Safety
  • Safe, Quick Clearance
  • Prompt, Reliable, Interoperable Communications

The target audience for this course is all TIM disciplines, including: Communications, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Fire/Rescue, Law Enforcement, Towing and Recovery, and Transportation/Public Works.

Jun 14
7:00 – 8:00 AM Registration/Vendor Networking & Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15 AM General Session

National Anthem – Genie Sterbenz, Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau
Presentation of Colors – Multi-Agency Honor Guard

8:15 – 8:35 AM General Session – GTSB Welcome

Brett Tjepkes, Bureau Chief, Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau

8:35 – 8:50 AM General Session – National Updates & Federal News

Susan DeCourcy, NHTSA Regional Administrator, Region 7

8:50 – 9:05 AM Break/Vendor Networking

9:05 – 9:10 AM Commercial Break: Child Passenger Safety Programming & Resources

9:10 – 11:10 AM General Session – Proactive Policing in the 21st Century

Sheriff Mike Lewis, Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, Salisbury, MD   

11:10 – 11:25 AM Break/Vendor Networking

11:25 – 12:10 PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Communication Techniques for Traffic Stops
Trooper Jave Colburn – Iowa State Patrol
Trooper Luke Hank –
Iowa State Patrol

Organizing & Planning Multi-Agency Traffic Enforcement Projects
Sheriff Bill Greenwalt
– Clinton County Sheriff’s Office

Let’s Take a Butchers Hook at the Crown Jewels to Examine Pies & Mash
Theresa Litteral
– Statewide Traffic Safety Group Facilitator, Iowa State University – Institute for Transportation

12:10 – 12:25 PM Break/ Transition

12:25 – 12:30 PM Commercial Break: SAFE – Seatbelts Are For Everyone

12:30 – 2:00 PM Awards Luncheon

Kip Hayward Award * Jim Meyerdirk Award for Academic Excellence * DRE Awards
Todd Olmstead, DRE State Coordinator, Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau
Sergeant Paul Batcheller, DRE Board Chair, Iowa City Police Department

Farrell Puente-Morales Award
Brett Tjepkes, Bureau Chief, Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau

Commissioner’s Award for Traffic Safety
Commissioner Stephan Bayens, Iowa Department of Public Safety

2:00 – 2:10 PM Break/ Transition

2:10 – 2:15 PM Commercial Break: All Heads Covered Bicycle Safety Programming & Resources

2:15 – 3:00 PM General Session – The Strength of a Story

Alex Otte, Regional Executive Director, Immediate Past National President, Mothers Against Drunk Driving

3:00 – 3:15 PM Break/ Transition

3:15 – 4:00 PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Communication Techniques for Traffic Stops
Trooper Jave Colburn
– Iowa State Patrol
Trooper Luke Hank – Iowa State Patrol

Blazed & Bewildered: The Impacts of Marijuana on Driving Ability
Captain Matt Bruner,
Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Bureau, DRE Instructor

Let’s Get Social: Tips and Tricks to Engage Your Community Through Social Media and a Treasure Chest of Traffic Safety Resources
Jess Kennedy
– Media Director, ZLR Ignition
Rhonda Clark-Leyda
– Public Relations & Content Team Lead, ZLR Ignition
Colleen Powell
– Media & Communications Coordinator– GTSB



4:00 – 4:15 PM Break/ Transition

4:15 – 5:00 PM General Session – Human Trafficking Awareness

Ray Fiedler, Coordinator, Iowa Office to Combat Human Trafficking – Iowa Division of Intelligence

5:00 PM Adjourn

Jun 15
7:30 – 8:30 AM Vendor Networking & Hot Breakfast Buffet

8:30 – 8:35 AM Commercial Break: Seat Belt Convincers

8:35 – 9:20 AM General Session – Winning Your Case Through Testimony

Christine Circo, First Assistant County Attorney – Pottowattamie County

9:20 – 9:35 AM Break/ Transition

9:35 – 10:20 AM Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Completing Iowa’s Crash Report
Dennis Kleen – FARS Manager and Crash Reports, Iowa Department of Transportation

Quick Clearance Strategies
Brett Cutler – Traffic Incident Management Specialist, HDR

Alcohol: Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know
Shawn Dorius – Associate Professor Sociology & Demography, Iowa State University
Laura Roeder-Grubb – Information Technology Specialist, Department of Human Rights – Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning

10:20 – 10:30 AM Break/ Transition

10:30 – 11:00 AM Your Work Matters – The Devastation of Speed

11:00 – 12:15 PM General Session – Legal Update

Jeremy Peterson, Assistant Iowa Attorney General/Iowa TSRP, Iowa Attorney General’s Office

12:15 PM Collect Evaluations/Adjourn

A special THANK YOU to our Conference Committee Partners for assisting us in planning this year’s event!

Captain Pat Cullen – Clinton Police Department
Jennifer Husmann – AC4C
Zach Hans – ISU InTrans
Lou Laurent – ZLR
Chief Devin Houge – Atlantic Police Department
Deputy Jon Rogers – Marshall County Sheriff’s Office
Sergeant Josh Hughes – Council Bluffs Police Department