Officer Brad Walter has been with the Waterloo Police Department since August
of 2002 after starting in Law Enforcement in 1995. While serving with the Waterloo
Police, he has been assigned to Patrol most of that time, currently being assigned
to Watch III. He was assigned to the traffic unit and is on the motorcycle unit. In
2007 he was trained as a Field Training Officer. He has been a SFST Instructor
since 2001. In 2008 Officer Walter attended the DRE School and became very
interested in the DRE program becoming an Instructor in 2010. Officer Walter
also is a Technical Accident Investigator and Certified to download Crash Data
Recorders. He has been a past instructor in all aspects of Use of Force. In 2013
and 2015 Officer Walter received an award for Outstanding Performance for NE
Iowa at the GTSB Conference. In 2014 Officer Walter was the recipient of the Kip
Hayward Award at the GTSB Conference. Officer Walter also assists in instructing
at ILEA and Hawkeye Community College. In 2015 Officer Walter became a
member of the Iowa Drug Recognition Expert Advisory Board.
Before coming to the Waterloo Police Department he was an Officer with the City
of Grundy Center where he did general patrol duties and began his start in
generalizing in traffic enforcement. In 2001 he received an Outstanding Service
Award for putting the “Every 15 Minutes” program on in the high school, a program
for drunk driving with youth drivers. Officer Walter was also a Reserve Officer in
Evansdale, Iowa for four years before starting his full time career where he was
Reserve Officer of the Year for 1997.
During his personal time, he is very active outdoors and spends a majority of his
fall and winter hunting and his summer golfing or working on his acreage and
coaching trap shooting.
Congratulations Officer Walter!
Officer Brad Walter
Since 1970 there have been 44 different officers honored as "Officer of the Year". The remaining officers
are listed below:
||Verl "Skip" Johnson
||A. Lynn Moller