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Iowa Department of Public Safety

NOTICE:

The Iowa Department of Public Safety website and many agency applications will be unavailable over Thanksgiving weekend due to scheduled maintenance.  Updates on the restoration of service following maintenance will be available on Friday November 28th.  Please check the Public Self Service Portal at https://iowa.service-now.com/css for updates or to Submit a Service Request.

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.

 

DPS Media Contacts for each division.

Recent News:

November 25, 2014 SFM Offers Thanksgiving Cooking Safety Tips
   
November 25, 2014 ISP Increasing Efforts Over Thanksgiving Holiday
   
November 24, 2014 Suspect Taken Into Custody
   
November 24, 2014 Search for Suspect Involved in High Speed Pursuit with Shots
Fired
   
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

Click here to view the 3 minute video

 

     

 
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