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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Cedar Falls Hosting Meet & Greet Broadcast for Police Chief Candidates

To help the community learn more about the Cedar Falls Police Chief candidates and still protect residents from the spread of COVID-19, the City of Cedar Falls will be hosting a Meet and Greet broadcast with the candidates which will air on Cedar Falls Channel 15.

Cedar Falls Mayor Rob Green will be conducting the Meet and Greet which will include a public Q&A segment.

The broadcast will feature an introduction to each candidate and include background information regarding their qualifications. The public will have the opportunity to also view this information and provide questions to the candidates via an online submission form located at  Residents will be able to submit questions starting May 18 – May 20 at 10:00 AM. Please note that not all questions may be asked during the broadcast.

The public will be able to view the Meet & Greet broadcast online via the Channel 15 YouTube channel at They can also tune in to Channel 15 during these scheduled times:

  • Friday, May 22: 8:30 AM, Noon, 8:30 PM
  • Saturday, May 23: 8:30 AM, 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 24: 7:30 AM
  • Monday, May 25: 8:00 AM, Noon
  • Tuesday, May 26: Noon, 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 27: 8:00 AM
  • Thursday, May 28: 7:00 PM
  • Friday, May 29: Noon
  • Saturday, May 30: 9:00 AM, 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 31: 9:00 AM

Meet the Cedar Falls Police Chief Candidates 

Derrick Turner 

Derrick Turner

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Ferris State University (Grand Rapids, MI)

Police Officer, Flint Police Department in Flint MI: 2015-2016

Public Safety Sergeant, Kalamazoo Public Safety Department in Kalamazoo, MI: 2007-2018

Police Lieutenant, Port of Portland Police Department: Oregon 2018 to present

Craig BerteBerte, Craig

Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, IA)

Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain and currently the Assistant Director/Assistant Police Chief,  Cedar Falls Public Safety: 1991-Present

Army/Army National Guard, Command Sergeant Major: 1986-2012

Police Executive Leadership Graduate Program, Southern Police Institute (Louisville, KY)

Mark HowardHoward, Mark

Master of Arts in Public Policy from the University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, IA)

Police Officer, Lieutenant, and currently Public Safety Captain, Cedar Falls Public Safety: 2007-present

Police Officer, Waverly Police Department, 1997-2007

School of Police Staff and Command, Northwestern University Center for Public Safety (Evanston, IL)

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