City Manager Geoff Fruin announced on Thursday, July 30, 2020, that three finalists have been named for the Chief of Police position. 

The finalist are: Jason Lando of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dustin Liston of El Paso, Texas, and Jeremy Logan of Oelwein. 

In February, then Police Chief Jody Matherly retired after a 37-year law enforcement career, serving the last three years as Iowa City Police Chief. A national search for a replacement followed the announcement. The job listing was posted to 17 different websites, professional groups, and job search services. 

Finalists have been invited to Iowa City for the next stage of the recruitment process.

  • Jason Lando: Commander, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Police Department
    • Served in the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police since 2000; Commander since 2014
    • Graduated with a Masters of Science in Legal Studies from California University of Pennsylvania in 2017
    • Bachelors of Science in Emergency Medicine Management from University of Pittsburgh in 2001
    • Full resume
  • Dustin Liston: Lieutenant, El Paso Texas Police Department
    • Served in the El Paso Police Department since 1998; Lieutenant since 2014
    • Graduate with a Masters of Science in Criminal Justice from Sul Ross State University in 2016
    • Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from University of Iowa in 1997 
    • Full resume
  • Jeremy Logan: Chief, Oelwein Iowa Police Department
    • Served in Oelwein Police Department since 1993; Chief since 2002
    • Currently enrolled in Criminal Justice Leadership Masters program at Waldorf University
    • Bachelors of Applied Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Waldorf University in 2016
    • Full resume

Details of the public and meet and greet event will be announced at a later date. The City will implement COVID-19 protocols and will broadcast content from the public event for those not able to attend.  

Feedback on the candidates is welcome anytime and can be submitted by emailing, or by submitting written feedback to the Human Resources Administrator through the Washington Street City Hall lobby drop box or via mail to City Hall at 410 E. Washington Street in Iowa City, 52240. 

For more information about the finalists, including responses to an initial screening questionnaire, visit

Date of publication

Thursday, July 30, 2020