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
Waterloo Police

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