Police Chief Candidates

To help the community learn more about the Cedar Falls Police Chief candidates and still protect residents from the spread of COVID-19, the City of Cedar Falls will be hosting a Meet and Greet broadcast with the candidates which will air on Cedar Falls Channel 15. Cedar Falls Mayor Rob Green will be conducting the Meet and Greet which will include a public Q&A segment.

The broadcast will feature an introduction to each candidate and include background information regarding their qualifications. Learn more about the broadcast here.

Craig BerteCraig Berte

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, IA)
  • Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain and currently the Assistant Director/Assistant Police Chief, Cedar Falls Public Safety: 1991-Present
  • Army/Army National Guard, Command Sergeant Major: 1986-2012
  • Police Executive Leadership Graduate Program, Southern Police Institute (Louisville, KY)


Mark HowardMark Howard

  • Master of Arts in Public Policy from the University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, IA)
  • Police Officer, Lieutenant, and currently Public Safety Captain, Cedar Falls Public Safety: 2007-present
  • Police Officer, Waverly Police Department, 1997-2007
  • School of Police Staff and Command, Northwestern University Center for Public Safety (Evanston, IL)


Derrick TurnerDerrick Turner

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Ferris State University (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • Police Officer, Flint Police Department in Flint MI: 2015-2016
  • Public Safety Sergeant, Kalamazoo Public Safety Department in Kalamazoo, MI: 2007-2018
  • Police Lieutenant, Port of Portland Police Department: Oregon 2018 to present