City of Coralville News

Posted on: October 31, 2016

Coralville Begins Police Chief Search

Coralville Police Department

The City of Coralville has hired Des Moines-based Moulder and Associates Police Management Consultants to guide the search process for Barry Bedford’s successor as Coralville Chief of Police. The firm has led police chief searches for multiple cities in Iowa including Marion and North Liberty. Bedford, who has been with the department for over 40 years and has been Chief of Police since 1988, will retire in early 2017. 

In fall 2016, Moulder and Associates worked with a team of community members, staff, and the City Council to create a “recruitment profile” that identifies the background, experience, education, and skills required for the next Chief of Police. This profile will be used in tandem with the City’s job description to reflect the characteristics of the next chief of the Coralville Police Department. 

Community members will be invited to meet and talk with the finalists at a public open house in early 2017.  Per city ordinance, the City Administrator will appoint the Police Chief subject to approval of the City Council. 

Comments and questions may be directed to Human Resources/Risk Manager Mike Funke at or 319.248.1700.

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