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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.

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DPS Media Contacts:

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

DPS Investigative Operations


Iowa DCI: Assistant Director Mitch Mortvedt at (402) 650-7458 or by email at mortvedt@dps.state.ia.us

Iowa DNE: Assistant Director Paul Feddersen at (515) 202-3720 or by email at fedderse@dps.state.ia.us

State Fire Marshal: Special Agent in Charge Ron Humphrey at (515) 208-7648 or by email at humphrey@dps.state.ia.us

Iowa DOI/FC: Assistant Director Terry Cowman at (515) 971-5690 or by email at cowman@dps.state.ia.us.

February 15-18, 2019
Lieutenant Troy Bailey

Phone: (515) 419-5149
Email Lieutenant Bailey

February 19-22, 2019
Trooper Alex Dinkla
Phone: (515) 443-6644

Email Trooper Dinkla

February 23, 2019
Sergeant Nathan Ludwig will resume PIO duties.
Sergeant Nathan Ludwig
Cell: (515) 745-2863
Email Sergeant Ludwig

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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 20, 2019 Department of Public Safety Commissioner Announces New Colonel to Lead the Iowa State Patrol February 22, 2019 UPDATE - Location Change
   
February 20, 2019 Madrid Woman Faces Lottery Ticket Theft Charges
   
February 19, 2019 Department of Public Safety Commissioner Announces New Colonel to Lead the Iowa State Patrol February 22, 2019
   
February 13, 2019 Iowa State Patrol Public Information Officer Coverage February 15 – February 22, 2019
   
February 13, 2019 Iowa State Patrol to Partner with Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division for Tobacco, Alternative Nicotine and Vapor Product Education and Enforcement
   
February 11, 2019 Iowa DCI Conducts Burglary Investigation Involving Fairfield Police Officer

 

 

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Virtual Tour - DCI Criminalistics Laboratory
located in Ankeny, Iowa

Items of Interest

Commissioner's Approval of Ignition Interlock Devices (IIDs)

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

   
Permits to Carry Weapons 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

 

     


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