The Iowa State Reserve Law Officers Association honored State Representative Bob Kressig with their 2010 “Legislator of the Year” award on September 8, 2010. The award ceremony was held at the Cedar Falls Police Department.
House District 19 Representative Kressig was instrumental in getting HF426 passed during the 2010 legislative session. This bill provided that state certified reserve peace officers who are involved in an on-duty accident with an emergency vehicle will not have this accident placed on their personal record. This added reserve peace officers to already existing legislation that included fulltime peace officers. Kressig introduced the bill and served as the floor manager for the bill in the House of Representatives.
The ISRLOA has represented the needs of reserve peace officers in the state of Iowa since 1973. Reserve peace officers volunteer the time and are an instrumental part of the law enforcement community, when departments need extra help for community events and other situations that require extra officers. The Cedar Fall Police Department and the Waterloo Police Department both have excellent reserve programs.