Wayne Jerman comes to the Cedar Rapids Police Department after more than 36 years in public service, with 33 years as a police officer in Montgomery County, Maryland Department of Police. He retired from Montgomery County at the rank of Assistant Chief, serving as Chief of two bureaus; the Investigative Services Bureau from 2007-2010, and as Chief of the Field Services Bureau from 2010-2012.
On October 29, 2012, Chief Jerman was sworn in as the 43rd chief in the history of the Cedar Rapids Police Department. The CRPD is a full-service agency, is comprised of 212 officers and over 60 non-sworn employees. The department serves 128,000 residents and is responsible for 73 square miles.
Chief Jerman is an active member of several professional organizations to include the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and the Iowa Police Chiefs Association (IPCA), where he has been selected to represent IPCA as the legislative representative at the Iowa General Assembly.
Chief Jerman's education includes a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Frostburg State University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 236, and completed the FBI’s National Executive Institute, Session 35 in September, 2012.