IaAWP Officer of the Year Award Winners

Nominations for “Officer of the Year” are welcome one month before our Spring Training Conference. If you know of an officer that has gone above and beyond the call of duty, or does an extraordinary job everyday of the year, please take the time to submit their name for “Officer of the Year.”


2016 – Amanda Clark, Marion Police Department
IaAWP Officer of the Year awarded to Amanda Clark, Marion Police

2016 IaAWP Officer of the Year awarded to Amanda Clark, Marion Police. Chief Joseph McHale, Marion Police, was present during the presentation.


2014 – Donyell Raisbeck, Muscatine Police Department
Honorable Mention – Officer Jill Ohm, Sioux City Police Department
Officer of the Year award winner

Donyell Raisbeck (left) 2014 IaAWP Officer of the Year award winner. Jill Ohm (right) 2015 Honorable Mention. Officer Ohm was recognized for valor during a life threatening injury.


2012 – Deputy Robyn Hoppman, Washington County Sheriff’s Department


2011 – Officer Tiffany Creekmur, Mason City Police Department


2000 – Detective Sergeant Mary Jo Lessmeier, University of Iowa
Honorable Mention – Sergeant Jeanne Christensen, Davenport Police Department


1999 – Lieutenant Donna Bacus, Iowa State Patrol


1997 – Senior Trooper Yvonne Ohlensehlen, Iowa State Patrol


1995 – Sergeant Frankie Wilson, Davenport Police Department


1994 – Officer Barb Stence, Algona Police Department


1993 – Assistant Chief Kayne Robinson, Des Moines Police Department


1992 – Sergeant Ann Meyer, Waterloo Police Department


1991 – Phyllis Henry, Iowa State University Department of Public Safety


1990 – Officer Joanne Pollock, Des Moines Police Department


1989 – Detective Linda Cherry, Ankeny Police Department