Iowa City Police Department (ICPD) Chief Sam Hargadine swore in Jeffery Schmidt as a Police Officer during a ceremony at Emma J. Harvat Hall on Thursday, Jan. 7.
Officer Schmidt, 26, is originally from Oxford, Iowa, and graduated from Loras College, in Dubuque, Iowa, in 2013 with a B.A. in criminal justice and English. Prior to employment with the ICPD, Schmidt was employed as a bus driver with the City of Dubuque RTA and the Dubuque School District, in addition to being a childcare supervisor with the YMCA of Dubuque. Schmidt had previously interned with the ICPD in 2012 and the Dubuque Police Department in 2014.
Schmidt will start the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy on Monday, Jan. 11, with a pending graduation date of April 15, 2016. Prior to a permanent assignment, Schmidt will participate in the ICPD's field training program. Schmidt has been assigned badge #22.