Iowa Law Enforcement Academy

Drew Burham

Drew Burham
Assistant Director
Drew Burham
Assistant Director

Drew Burham began his Law Enforcement career with the Des Moines Police Department in 1970 upon his release from Active Duty with the U.S. Army.  In 2002 he retired as a Captain having worked in every facet of the Department.  He possesses an extensive firearms training background and managed the weapons training and maintenance program for DMPD for many years.   Immediately, following his retirement from DMPD,  he volunteered to become a Reserve Deputy with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office; serving for 11 years until reaching the State mandated retirement age.  In addition to his civil law enforcement career path, he continued his military service with the Iowa Air National Guard, retiring as an E-8 in 2007 with a total of almost 40 years service.

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