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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 Kevin Winker at (515) 725-6307 or by email at winker@dps.state.ia.us.
Sergeant Nathan Ludwig
Office: (515) 725-6189
Cell:    (515) 745-2863
Email Sergeant Ludwig
  • 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:

January 19, 2018 UPDATE - DCI Investigating Incident with Officer Involved Shooting
   
January 18, 2018 Iowa State Patrol PIO Coverage January 20 - 24, 2018
   
January 18, 2018 DCI Investigating Incident with Officer Involved Shooting
   
January 17, 2018 Clay County Investigation Concluded with Justification in Use of Deadly Force
   
January 16, 2018 Do You Know a Local Hero? DPS is Now Accepting Nominations for Governor's Lifesaving Awards
   
January 12, 2018 UPDATE - Suspect Arrested After Brief Stand-Off With Shots Fired
   
January 11, 2018 Suspect Arrested After Brief Stand-Off With Shots Fired
   
January 2, 2018 The DCI is now accepting applications for Summer 2018 internships.
 
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2016 Virtual Tour - 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

Click here to view the 3 minute video

 

     

 
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215 East 7th Street | Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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