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Iowa Department of Public Safety

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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 (SFM)
Sgt. Nathan Ludwig,
Iowa State Patrol

(515) 745-2863 - cell
(515) 725-6093 - office
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
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:

February 23, 2017 Iowa DCI Investigating Death in Sumner
   
February 17, 2017 Lake Mills Man Arrested for On-Going Criminal Conduct
   
February 15, 2017 Former Office Manager Arrested, Charged with Theft
   
February 14, 2017 Iowa DCI Investigating Shooting in Waterloo
   
February 13, 2017 Update: Death Investigation in Wever
   
February 3, 2017 Camanche Shooter Identified
   
February 2, 2017 Camanche Death Investigation
   
February 1, 2017 Tow to Go Launches in Iowa
   
February 1, 2017 Victim Identified in Keokuk Homicide
   
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2016 Virtual Tour of the Iowa DCI Criminalistics Laboratory located in Ankeny, Iowa

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

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215 East 7th Street | Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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