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Iowa Department of Public Safety



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


Guiding Principles, Core Values:




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


Iowa continues to be a safe and prosperous place.


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Recent News:

September 29, 2014 Tests Complete on Capsules Found at the NCCF
September 23, 2014 DPS Offering Drug Drop-Off Event
September 18, 2014 North Central Correctional Facility Investigation
September 16, 2014 More Information Released in Oelwein Case
September 16, 2014 Traffic Advisory for VP Biden Visit
September 12, 2014 Updated Information: Oelwein Man Taken Into Custody
September 12, 2014 No Charges to be Filed in Fort Madison Officer Involved Shooting
September 12, 2014 Oelwein Man Taken Into Custody
September 11, 2014 DCI, Oelwein Police Seeking Public's Help in Search for Man
September 10, 2014 Iowa State Patrol Reminds Football Fans to Be Safe This
September 8, 2014 Missing Waukon Boy Located
September 8, 2014 DCI, ISP, Allamakee Sheriff's Office Searching for Missing Child
September 5, 2014 Twelve Charged in Prostitution Sting
September 3, 2014 Hampton Incident
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Items of Interest

Commissioner's Approval of Ignition Interlock 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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Iowa Department of Public Safety
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