Iowa City Police Officer Brad Reinhard received the 2018 Kip Hayward Award for outstanding work ethic and focus in combating impaired driving during a ceremony in West Des Moines on Thursday, April 26, 2018.

The Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau created the Kip Hayward award to memorialize Polk County Deputy Sheriff Kipton Hayward, one of the first to be certified as a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), who was  hit and killed in 1992 by an intoxicated driver while responding to a deadly crash involving a drunk driver. 

Officer Reinhard has served as an Iowa City Police Officer for the past seven years and has led the Department, and all of Johnson County, in OWI arrests. In 2017 alone, Officer Reinhard arrested 176 impaired drivers. Since becoming a Drug Recognition Expert in 2012, Officer Reinhard has conducted over 357 DRE evaluations to help rid the streets of impaired drivers. He is well-respected by his peers, prosecutors, and defense attorneys for his vast knowledge in this area.

The Kip Hayward Award has been presented annually to an officer who epitomizes what Deputy Hayward stood for and to honor their exemplary service to the citizens of the State of Iowa in combating impaired driving. Officer Reinhard’s work ethic and dedication to combating impaired driving epitomizes the meaning behind this award. 

A photo from the award ceremony.

Date of publication

Friday, April 27, 2018