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Keeping the Peace: Grinnell Police Update

Mar 03, 2016

The law enforcement profession has been the focus over the last few years due to events that have taken place nationally.  To explain issues that law enforcement faces both nationally and locally, Chief Dennis Reilly will present on Monday, March 14, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center’s Senior Education Program. Reilly will speak about both national and local trends, and how the Grinnell Police Department approaches their mission, which is “To protect and serve the community of Grinnell, providing a peaceful and safe existence, free from fear and with democratic values applied to all citizens.” 

Reilly has served as the chief of police for Grinnell since June 4, 2012. Prior to moving to Iowa, he served as the chief of police for Morris Township in New Jersey. During his career, Chief Reilly has instructed in a number of law enforcement areas, including constitutional law, firearms, first aid, and RADAR operation. He also previously served as a Field Training Officer and Officer in Charge of Detectives.  Chief Reilly holds a BA in Management Sciences from St. Bonaventure University and an MA in Education from Seton Hall University. He is a graduate of the 241st Session of the F.B.I. National Academy, as well as a graduate from, and former instructor for, the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Command and Leadership Academy.

 This program is free and open to the public. It will be held at 10 a.m. in the Drake Community Library, with refreshments beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Parking is available at the Drake Community Library, along Park Street, on Fifth Avenue, and in the First Presbyterian Church parking lot. Seniors needing transportation may call GRMC Communications and Development at 641-236-2593 by the Thursday before the program.