Steve Dudak recently retired as a Senior Trooper after 23 years of service with the Iowa State Patrol. During his career Steve managed many duties and responsibilities to include, State certified Firearms Instructor, Field training officer, Hostage Crisis Negotiator while performing the duties of assistant team leader for 4 years. Steve spent the last 3 years of his career working closely with the Iowa Department of Public Safety Division of Intel Bureau working on the departments Human Trafficking Initiative program. In 2017 Steve traveled across the state of Iowa and presented LE Human Trafficking Awareness training sessions to local, county, and state agencies. Steve remains current on several certifications for instructing civilians in Situational Awareness, Personal and Home defense and firearms training.
Steve has been a certified ALICE Instructor since 2013 and has successfully instructed the ALICE training principals in many school districts in NE Iowa and monitored and provide input in ALICE based trainings and drills in a variety of locations such as area hospitals, mental health institutions and public and private schools. Since becoming a National Trainer for the ALICE Training Institute in 2017, Steve has traveled the country successfully teaching the ALICE Certified Instructor program.
Achievements and awards for success include Chief’s Commendation award for Hostage Crisis Negotiations for designing curriculum and presenting Law Enforcement Dispatcher trainings. Steve also received honorable recognition from the Chief of the Iowa State Patrol for his successful efforts and the first, “text only” negotiations in the nation occurring December 2011 which was recognized by the FBI Hostage Negotiation Unit in Quantico VA.Steve graduated from Kirkwood College with an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement in 1991 and is a current member of ASIS International.