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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:

March 26, 2015 Floyd County Fatal Crash
March 24, 2015 SFM Forms B-SAFE Team to Aid in Disasters
March 21, 2015 Additional Arrest Made in Hot Lotto Investigation
March 19, 2015 Missouri Valley Suspicous Fires; Fire Chief Charged
March 19, 2015 UPDATE: Montgomery County Death Investigation
March 17, 2015 Montgomery County Death Investigation
March 13, 2015 Jasper County Fatal Crash
March 13, 2015 Benton County Fatal Crash
March 12, 2015 DPS Introduces New Public Information Bureau
March 11, 2015 Shellsburg Robbery Suspect Photos Released
March 11, 2015 Officials Asking for Public's Help in Bank Robbery
March 9, 2015 Be Safe This St. Patrick's Day
March 9, 2015 Keokuk County Fatal Crash
March 8, 2015 Amber Alert Cancelled, Suspect Apprehended
March 7, 2015 State Fire Marshal Reminds YOU to Change Batteries
March 7, 2015 Amber Alert Issued for Johnson County Child Abduction
March 5, 2015 Update on Fort Dodge Fatal Fire
March 5, 2015 GTSB PSA Wins National Award
March 2, 2015 Names Released in Adel Fatal Crash
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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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