Captain Ken Clary has worked for the Iowa State Patrol since 1994 and currently serves as an Area Commander, which involves the oversight of four patrol districts totaling approximately one-quarter of the State of Iowa. Captain Clary received his Masters in Public Administration from Upper Iowa University and will begin his work as a PhD Candidate at the University of Nebraska – Omaha this fall. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Session 269), International Association of Chiefs of Police – Leadership in Police Organizations, and the Northwestern University School of Staff and Command. Captain Clary was selected by the National Institute of Justice as a Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Scholar and served in that capacity from 2016 to 2019. He also serves as an Executive Fellow for the Police Foundation.