It is our mission of providing education and training about the dangers of drugs and other similar associations to the officers who protect the citizens of Iowa; so they may in turn educate the citizens of their respective communities. This will not only assist parents but also facilitate the establishment and growth of partnerships and communication between law enforcement and members of the many communities that comprise the state of Iowa.
Who is INOA?
INOA was founded in 2004 with the purpose of bringing education and training to the many law enforcement officers in Iowa. Over the years, the focus of this education and training has followed current trends while also being adapted to community needs. Education is an absolute key component to creating effective law enforcement agencies, but like everyone else, they too are limited by inadequate budgets and often-times, training is pushed to the back in lieu of necessary operating components for day-to-day business. This is where INOA is able to supplement the training needs that create better officers, more educated departments and safer communities. Participating members include school resource officers, neighborhood based community outreach officers, patrol officers, county attorneys, narcotics agents, and more stemming from local, state, and federal entities.
INOA is open to any law enforcement officer or support staff with a shared interest in the reduction of drug abuse, the aggressive enforcement of state and federal drug statutes, and the subsequent improvement in the quality of life in Iowa. The Association is not limited to certified law enforcement and is currently seeking membership from persons involved in all aspects of narcotics investigations and prosecutions.