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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:

November 21, 2014 Press Conference Scheduled for Today, Arrests Made Regarding SE Polk Social Media Threats
November 20, 2014 Fire Marshal Advises More Home Fires Occur in Winter
November 19, 2014 Victims' Names Released in Pleasant Hill Shootings
November 19, 2014 Be Safe This Thanksgiving Holiday by Buckling Up!
November 18, 2014 ISICSB and FirstNet Hold Iowa Consultation
November 14, 2014 State Fire Marshal Division Warns of Heating Equipment Fires
November 13, 2014 DCI, Des Moines County Sheriff's Office Investigating Infant Death
November 5, 2014 38th DPS Basic Academy Set to Graduate
November 3, 2014 Iowa Seatbelt Usage Up According to New Survey
November 3, 2014 DPS Recognized with National Award
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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

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