Director of Safety Services Daniel J. Trelka is pleased to announce that Officer Greg Erie has been selected as the Waterloo Exchange Club's 2013 Officer of the Year. Officer Erie was honored at the Waterloo Exchange Club's luncheon on Monday, February 10, 2014.
Officer Erie graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1988, served in the United States Marine Corp from 1988-1994 and graduated from Upper Iowa University in 1998. Officer Erie is married with one child.
Officer Erie was hired by the Waterloo Police Department in March of 1995. Officer Erie has worked in Patrol, as a School Resource Officer and is currently the Police Department Training Unit Coordinator. He is a marksman on the Tactical Unit, a certified instructor in Defensive Tactics and Use of Taser and a member of the Waterloo Police Honor Guard.
Officer Erie was recommended for the award due to his diligent work training our Police Officers, our Reserve Officers and many other law enforcement personnel in Black Hawk County. Officer Erie has had several law enforcement training articles published and his efforts and abilities in the training function have had a positive impact upon law enforcement throughout the Midwest. Officer Erie "is patient and persistent as he teaches new techniques or helps an officer to make better choices."
Captain Tim Pillack
Since 1970 there have been 39 different officers honored as "Officer of the Year". The remaining officers
are listed below:
|Year Honored||Officer||Year Honored||Officer|
|2012||Brice Lippert||2011||Randy Hammitt|
|2010||Spencer Gann||2009||Jeff Tyler|
|2008||Gregory Kemp||2007||Rob Camarata|
|2006||Dave Bovy||2005||Matt McGeough|
|2004||Rob Duncan||2003||Robert Michael|
|2002||Steve Bagenstos||2001||Chris Gergen|
|2000||Cliff Caughron||1999||Verl "Skip" Johnson|
|1998||Jeffrey Harrington||1997||Tina Lathrop|
|1996||Michael McNamee||1995||Randy Chapman|
|1994||Jimmie Schmidt||1993||Scott Pagel|
|1992||Carroll Keinol||1991||Larry Coffin|
|1990||Cheryl Rathe||1989||Carl Teske|
|1988||Scott Lake||1987||Becky Christie|
|1986||Duane Foutch||1985||Buck Clark|
|1984||Rick Harned||1983||Thomas Shimp|
|1982||John Woods||1981||Richard Boesen|
|1980||A. Lynn Moller||1979||Carroll Keinol|
|1978||Brian Corcoran||1977||Darwin Cunningham|
|1976||Richard Arends||1975||Larry Thompson|
|1974||Michael Wagner||1970||Larry Dolan|