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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:

October 17, 2014 Chickasaw County Deputy Charged in Assault
October 16, 2014 National Teen Driver Safety Week: October 19-25, 2014
October 16, 2014 DPS Combats Bullying by Offering Resources
October 16, 2014 2014 Sullivan Brother's Award of Valor to be Presented
October 15, 2014 Second Update: DCI Investigating Johnson County Officer
Involved Shooting
October 15, 2014 UPDATE: DCI Investigating Johnson County Officer Involved
October 15, 2014 Former State Employee Charged with Felonies
October 14, 2014 The Boone County Attorney's Office, Boone PD and Iowa DCI
Investigating case in Boone
October 14, 2014 DCI Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in Johnson County
October 9, 2014 Iowa DCI Releases Surveillance Video, Asks for Public's Help
October 8, 2014 DCI to hold News Conference on Hot Lotto Lottery Ticket
October 6, 2014 SFM: Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives!
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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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