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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

The Iowa City Police Department swore in a new officer to it's force

Jacob Belay, 26, is originally from Decorah and in 2011 graduated from the University of Iowa.

Belay earned his B.A. degree in Psychology.

Before becoming an officer with ICPD, Belay  worked at the Linn County Juvenile Detention and Diversion services for two years specializing in working with troubled youth.

Belay started the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy on April 27th and a pending graduation date of August 7th, 2015.

Before Belay's permanent assignment, he will participate in the department's field training program.

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