the Black Hawk County Law Enforcement Association’s annual Christmas
Party on Friday night, Sheriff Tony Thompson announced the 2015 Deputy
of the Year was Deputy Matt Reams.
Reams is currently assigned as an agency armorer, firearms instructor,
and he was named the Team Chief of the newly formed Water Safety Patrol
Water Safety Patrol is a joint venture between the Black Hawk County
Sheriff’s Office and the Black Hawk County Conservation Board. Deputies
and county park rangers partner on the rivers and waterways in Black
Hawk County to promote safety, safe boating practices, and law
enforcement on the waterways. Deputy Reams has been instrumental in the
implementation, training, and coordination with the Iowa DNR, Cedar
Falls Fire Rescue, Waterloo Fire Rescue, and other agencies in
establishing operational standards and training for the team.
tenure, natural leadership abilities, coordination skills, and his
quiet, calm demeanor certainly make him worthy of this honor”, says
Sheriff Thompson. Reams has been a deputy with the Black Hawk County
Sheriff’s Office since 1994.
Deputy Reams is currently assigned to the 3rd shift of the Jail Divison. Arrangements can be made for interview upon request.