WASHINGTON – Iowan Douglas J. Strike was confirmed by voice vote to serve as the United States Marshal for the Northern District of Iowa. Strike was nominated by President Donald Trump after a joint recommendation from Sens. Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley of Iowa.

“Mr. Strike has a long history of accomplished service, serving and protecting Iowans for three decades. I want to thank my colleagues for confirming him as the United States Marshal for the Northern District of Iowa and offer congratulations to Mr. Strike,” Ernst said. 

“Mr. Strike served as a law enforcement officer in Iowa for over 30 years, equipping him with the knowledge and skills required to successfully carry out this position,” Grassley said. “He will continue to serve the people of Iowa with distinction in this new role.”

Strike’s biographical information provided by the White House can be found here and below.

Mr. Strike served as Chief of Police for the City of Iowa Falls Police Department from 2001 to 2006. He served with the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office from 1977 to 2001, first as a Deputy Sheriff, and in 1981 as Chief Deputy for a period of 20 years. Additionally, Mr. Strike served with the City of Nashua Police Department as Chief of Police from 1974 to 1977. He is a past President of the Iowa Sheriffs and Deputies Association, as well as a former board member of the Iowa Chiefs of Police and Peace Officers Association. Mr. Strike is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and holds an Associate’s Degree in Police Science from Hawkeye Institute of Technology.