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:

Year Honored Officer Year Honored Officer
2017  Ben Bloker 2016 Jamie Sullivan
2015 Kyle Ullom 2014 Eryn Hageman
2013 Greg Erie 2012 Brice Lippert
2011 Randy Hammitt 2010 Spencer Gann
2009 Jeff Tyler 2008 Gregory Kemp
2007 Rob Camarata 2006 Dave Bovy
2005 Matt McGeough 2004 Rob Duncan
2003 Robert Michael 2002 Steve Bagenstos
2001 Chris Gergen 2000 Cliff Caughron
1999 Verl "Skip" Johnson 1998 Jeffrey Harrington
1997 Tina Lathrop 1996 Michael McNamee
1995 Randy Chapman 1994 Jimmie Schmidt
1993 Scott Pagel 1992 Carroll Keinol
1991 Larry Coffin 1990 Cheryl Rathe
1989 Carl Teske 1988 Scott Lake
1987 Becky Christie 1986 Duane Foutch
1985 Buck Clark 1984 Rick Harned
1983 Thomas Shimp 1982 John Woods
1981 Richard Boesen 1980 A. Lynn Moller
1979 Carroll Keinol 1978 Brian Corcoran
1977 Darwin Cunningham 1976 Richard Arends
1975 Larry Thompson 1974 Michael Wagner
1970 Larry Dolan