JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Retiring Des Moines Police Chief Judy Bradshaw isn't done working yet.
The Iowa Law Enforcement Academy announced Thursday that Bradshaw will become the assistant director Oct. 6 after she ends a 34-year tenure with the Des Moines Police Department.
Bradshaw will replace Mike Quinn, who was fired in June after female cadets and workers complained that he behaved inappropriately. Some have alleged the academy has a hostile environment for women.
Academy Director Arlen Ciechanowski says Bradshaw "brings an incredible wealth of law enforcement knowledge" to the academy, which trains Iowa police officers, jailers and dispatchers.
The 55-year-old Bradshaw says she's eager to "share what I've learned in my career with Iowa's future law enforcement leaders."