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Iowa Department of Public Safety

 

Mission:

To serve the people of Iowa by providing public safety services with leadership, integrity and professionalism.

Guiding Principles, Core Values:

Courtesy
Service
Protection

Goals:

  • Reduce preventable injuries and deaths
  • Suppress criminal activity
  • Reduce/minimize costs of compliance with government requirements
  • Promote integrity and excellence in the workforce

Vision:

Iowa continues to be a safe and prosperous place.

DPS Media Contacts:

Public Information Officers (PIOs) Divisions/Topics covered by PIO

Alex Murphy
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office
Email Alex


  • Commissioner's Office & Internal Affairs
  • Investigative Operations Divisions:
    Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI)
    Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Criminalistics Laboratory
    Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement (DNE)
    Iowa Division of Intelligence and Fusion Center (DOI/FC)
    State Fire Marshal Division
Sgt. Nathan Ludwig,
Iowa State Patrol

(515) 745-2863 - cell
(515) 725-6093
Email Nathan

  • Iowa State Patrol (ISP)
  • DPS general inquiries

 

PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS:

Iowans have a right to examine and request copies of public records of the Department by letter, telephone, electronic means such as fax or email, or in person.

Requests for public records must be submitted as follows:

By Mail:
Iowa Department of Public Safety
  Public Information Office
Attn: Public Records Request
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
  Attention: Public Information Office
By Email
recordsrequest@dps.state.ia.us
By Telephone to either of the Public Information Officers (PIO) listed above.
Or in person at the above address or at the district office believed to be in possession of the record.

 

Recent News:

August 29, 2016 Substitute Teacher Charged with Sexual Exploitation
   
August 24, 2016 Man Charged in Davenport Shooting
   
August 24, 2016 Public's Help Requested in Lottery Investigation
   
August 24, 2016 Celebrate the Unofficial End of Summer by Saving Lives
   
August 19, 2016 Governor, Lt. Governor, DPS to Present Lifesaving Awards
   
August 18, 2016 Former Pastor Chared with Sexual Exploitation
   
August 17, 2016 Media Notice: 2016 Governor's Lifesaving Awards Ceremony
   
August 11, 2016 Join the Iowa DPS at the 2016 Iowa State Fair
   
August 5, 2016 Pella Woman Charged with Child Endangerment
   
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Items of Interest

Commissioner's Approval of Portable Breath Testing (PBT) Devices

   
Permits to Carry Weapons SF2379 -- View frequently asked questions
 
Ed Thomas Law View FAQ's, Find Forms, Read Legislation

Laws related to the notification of law enforcement prior to hospital discharge of a person with serious mental impairment.

 
State Phishing Statement Should you give out personal information via email?
 

National Overview of Fusion Centers

Click here to view the 3 minute video

 

     

 
Iowa Department of Public Safety
215 East 7th Street | Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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