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  Noble, Larry
NameLarry Noble
Ankeny, Iowa , United States
Website [Link]
Born Unknown
Last ModifedCOSDem
Aug 29, 2006 06:05pm
InfoLarry L. Noble, candidate for the Iowa State Senate, is an Ankeny area resident and has been a property owner here since 1976, since his assignment as a Special Agent with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. The intervening years of his law enforcement career has taken him to assignments in the state but Ankeny has always been his home.

Larry grew up and went to high school in Grandview, Missouri. While attending college at Central Missouri State University, he became a Police Officer for the City of Warrensburg, and served with that department until graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration.

Upon graduation in June 1973, Larry was appointed as a Special Agent with the Iowa Department of Public Safety's Division of Criminal Investigation. In that capacity he worked in the area of vice enforcement, general criminal investigation, and welfare fraud.

Among other responsibilities delegated to Special Agent Noble, he was a Physical Fitness Instructor at a Department of Public Safety basic academy for new recruits. In 1979, he transferred to the Iowa State Patrol as a Trooper and was assigned to the Governor's Security Detail for both Governor Ray and Governor Branstad until becoming an Assistant District Commander for the Iowa State Patrol, Des Moines District, in 1982.

Promoted to Lieutenant in 1986, Larry became the District Commander of the Oelwein district of the Iowa State Patrol. In 1988, he was promoted to Captain and returned to Ankeny as the Executive Assistant to the Commissioner of Public Safety. Upon the departure of the Commissioner from the department, Larry was appointed Acting Commissioner by the Governor and was responsible for the operation of the entire department until a new Commissioner took office. Promoted to the rank of Major in 1994, he accepted the position of Administrative Operations Officer for the Iowa State Patrol, where he was responsible for the management of the patrol's 26 million dollar budget. During this time, the fiscal allocation authorized by the state legislature was never exceeded. Larry retired in February, 2001.

Larry was a member of an advisory board for the criminal justice program at Indian Hills Community College (Ottumwa campus), and was an invited presenter at the Des Moines Area Community College (Ankeny campus).

After retiring, Larry assisted in a family business and was a consultant in transportation and security issues. Larry is the father of two grown children, Brett and Shelby. Brett a graduate of Iowa State University, is married and lives in Granger. Shelby is an honor student at Texas A & M University.

Larry was a certified instructor in Law Enforcement Ethics & Professionalism. He is also a member of the Iowa State Police Association and the Iowa State Patrol Supervisors Association, and a former member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He is listed in Steven's Who's Who in Government Services, West's Who's Who in Government Services, West's Who's Who in U.S. Executives, West's Who's Who in Law Enforcement, and International Who's Who in Professionals.

Larry is a 25 year member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Ankeny where he has served as Chair of the Congregation. He was also a volunteer in the Ankeny baseball and football little leagues.



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Dec 16, 2010 12:00pm News Larry Noble will be Iowa public safety commissioner, Branstad says  Article RBH 

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