Chaplains with the Iowa City Police Department recently attended an international conference and training. 

Chaplains Mel Schlachter, David Arnold and Chaplain Liaison Steve Fortmann took part in the 43rd Annual Training Seminar as part of the International Conference of Police Chaplains in Alburquerque, NM, July 11 - 15, 2016. 

Participants had the option to take part in Basic, Enrichment, Advanced and Liaison Officer Training among other class offerings ranging from responding to a crisis to concerns of police survivors. 

The seminar included an annual memorial service that honored all law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty as well as a remembrance of chaplains who died during the preceding year. 

To learn more about the International Conference of Police Chaplains, visit

Date of publication

Tuesday, July 19, 2016