February 21, 2009                                                          TO PROTECT AND SERVE


  OFFICERS OF THE WEST UNION POLICE DEPT.
 

 

 

Officer Barry Mackey- Graduated from Charles City high school in 1987. On  December 17th 2004 I graduated from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in Johnston, Iowa working full time for the Rockwell Police Department where I held the position of Officer and Chief. I started working for the West Union Police in November 2007 assuming the responsibilities of the K-9 officer.

 

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Officer Bob Blockhus - is a West Union native who recently returned to the area after 18 years living in Allison and the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids areas.  He graduated from the Police Science program at Hawkeye Community college in 1998 with a Associate of Applied Science degree. After working at both Wartburg College and the University of Northern Iowa he has worked the last 7 years at the University of Iowa where he was a Security guard and a Police Officer for the Department of Public Safety.  Officer Blockhus graduated with the 183rd basic class of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in Des Moines in 2001.   He is also a certified EMT-B.

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Officer Brent Parker -  has been employed with the West Union Police Department since January 7th 2008. He serves as a Patrolman and is the Special Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.) Administrator. Officer Parker holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and has graduated from the 221st basic class at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. Before serving with the city of West Union, Officer Parker worked for the Fayette County Sheriffs office as a Certified Detention Officer and, most recently, as the Jail Supervisor. Officer Parker is also a Sergeant with the Iowa Army National Guard. He has been deployed in support of Operation Iraqi freedom and Operation Enduring freedom.

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