Algona IA
Reserve Unit

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The Algona Police Reserve unit began operations in 1996 to supplement the regular operations of the police department.  The idea of a reserve unit was not unique to Kossuth County.  The Algona unit was modeled after the Kossuth County Sheriff's Reserve unit, which was create in the early 1980's.  Our reserve unit is a separate organization but is also affiliated with the Algona Police Department.  The reserve unit exists to supplement full time police officers in a number of ways.  Members are fully uniformed and most equipment is supplied.  The volunteer officers assist with weekend patrols, emergencies, special events, and numerous other ways when additional manpower is needed.  The Algona Police Reserve is staffed with up to twelve members.  Openings are normally filled at the beginning of each calendar year.  applications are accepted at the Law Enforcement Center at any time.  Upon appointment new reserve officers complete 39 topics of training for a total of approximately 120 hours.  These courses need to be completed over an eighteen month period of time.  The following individuals currently staff the Algona Police Reserve:

 Green,DanDaniel Green (President)

Daniel Green rejoined the ranks of the police reserves in 2013 after being a reserve officer previously for six years.  The Algona native is retired from the U.S. Military after 32 years of service and two deployments.  Green is married and they have four children.  He has an AA Degree from Iowa Lakes Community College and a diploma in Senior Strategic Military Studies from the United States Army Sergeants Majors Academy.  Green enjoys giving back to the community.  Among his interests include the American Legion and veterans projects.


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 John Mains (Secretary)

John Mains became an Algona Police Reserve in 2015.  The Algona native is employed as a Fabricator at Cozzini LLC.  He and his wife Laura's family includes Brandon, Karley, and Katelyn.  Mains enjoys biking, disc golf, cooking, video games, and music.  He chose to become a reserve officer so he could serve the community and could perform in a backup role to the police officers and also be trained to assist in the cases of emergency.  Mains is an Algona High School graduate.
 Steier,JohnJohn Steier (Treasurer)

John Steier is the longest serving member of the Algona Police Reserve, becoming a member in April of 2006.  His family includes his wife Jeannie and son Henry.  The Bishop Garrigan High School graduate is the owner of Steier Flooring LLC, Algona’s only certified flooring installer!  Steier became a police reserve because he always had an interest in law enforcement and considers his ability to be a public servant through the reserves an honor.  Among his hobbies are woodworking, home improvement, fishing, and firing his weapons.

 Zittritsch,JacobJacob Zittritsch

Jacob Zittritsch is one of the longest serving Algona Police Reserves, becoming a memeber in 2011.  His educational background includes being a graduate of Bishop Garrigan and two years of Fire Science Management at Kirkwood Community College.  He is currently employed as an underground utility locate technician with USIC.  Zittritsch's family includes his parents, John and Connie, and his girlfriend Becky.  They are expecting a new addition to the family in July.  His hobbies and fishing, bowling, dirt track races, and disc golf.  Zittritch joined the reserves as another way to give back to the community, along with being a member of Algona EMS.

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Brady Koppen

Brady Koppen was appointed as a police reserve officer in 2014.  The Lakota native graduated from North Iowa High School and then went on to study Criminal Justice at Hawkeye Community College.  In his free time Koppen enjoys playing pool, riding his Harley, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends.  He always wanted to become an officer so being a reserve fulfills that desire.  Occupation wise, Koppen is a salesman for K & H Energy.
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Royce Thomas

Royce Thomas has been an Algona Police Reserve the last two years.  He considers being a reserve officer as an awesome opportunity to help the community and to be involved.  He would like to make law enforcement a career.  Thomas has a B.A. in Criminology from William Penn University.  He currently is employed at Snap On Tools.  Thomas and his spouse Danielle have a son and a daughter.  His interests and hobbies include coaching, wood working, and generally spending time with family and friends.

 Bartusek,LaraLara Bartusek

Lara Bartusek became a member of the Algona Police Reserves in January of 2016.  The Mason City High School alumnus is a graduate of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy and has a law enforcement degree from North Iowa Area Community College.  Bartusek is employed with the Clear Lake Police Department.  She has two sons at home, Weston and Archer.  Her hobbies include swimming, weight lifting, and roller derby.

 Koob,NealNeal Koob

Neal Koob also joined the Algona Police Reserve in January of 2016.  The Bishop Garrigan graduate currently studies Criminal Justice at DMACC and is scheduled to graduate in May, 2017.  The second of four children enjoys working out, Frisbee golf, fishing, and hiking.  Koob elected to become a reserve officer to gain more experience and to get a better understanding of what they do and what they encounter prior to seeking a full time position in the future.

 Miller,RyanRyan Miller

Ryan Miller, an Algona High School graduate, became a new member of the Algona Police Reserve in December of 2016.  He had previously served as a Kossuth County Reserve Deputy for ten years.  Miller is employed in maintenance at Kossuth Regional Health Center.  He is married and the father of three children.  His many hobbies include shooting, hockey, Jeeps, ham radio, and is a member of the Kossuth County C.E.R.T.  Miller feels that being a reserve officer is an enjoyable and rewarding way to volunteer and serve the community.

Hallie Gullett

Hallie Gullett became a new member of the Algona Police Reserve in January of 2017.  She is an Algona High School graduate and currently works at Klepper and Trainer.  She enjoys reading, playing with her daughter, and being outside working on cars with her fiancé.  Gullett became a reserve officer because she felt a calling to serve the people of Algona in the best way possible.  She would like to assist those in trouble by creating a safer environment.

 Brandt,BretBret Brandt

Bret Brandt also became a new reserve officer in January, 2017.  The Forest City High School graduate is currently a Criminal Justice major at Iowa Lakes Community College and is employed at Grass Masters.  Brandt’s interests include hunting, fishing, and working on cars.  He decided to become a reserve officer to begin his desired career in law enforcement.  Brandt’s family includes his parents T.J. and Brenda and his brothers Bryce and Brock.



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