MASON CITY – An Iowa police consulting business offering nationwide services and headlined by Mason City’s chief has been awarded a $47,400 loan through NIACOG.
Brinkley, Clary & Thomas Consulting LLC (BCAT) was awarded the loan to help further its business pursuits last month. According to NIACOG (North Iowa Area Council of Governments, funded regionally for various projects serving the public), BCAT “is an established business that is going to expand its operations to help more police departments nationwide. BCAT is working with those interested in the police force, by helping interested persons with online assessments and consultation. BCAT is going to be working with police academies and local police forces to establish their clientele. NIACOG is excited to be able to help this business in their nationwide efforts.”
BCAT says on its website, it “is committed to enhancing the profession of law enforcement and improving communities by championing transparency, accountability and integrity through the utilization of best practices and research.”
BCAT appears to be opperated by three law enforcement experts: Mason City Chief of Police Jeff Brinkley; Bellevu, Nebraska Chief of Police Ken Clary; and Barry Thomas, who retired as the Chief Deputy at the Story County Sheriff’s Office in Iowa in 2019.
Chief Brinkley has been in Mason City since 2015, when the City council choose him to lead the police department from a pool of applicants.