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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Thursday, January 24, 2013 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
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Five New DPS Directors to Take Oath of Office

Des Moines, IOWA --- Members of the media and public are invited to attend today's promotional ceremony at which five new leaders for the Iowa Department of Public Safety will take the official oath of office.

After Commissioner Brian London announced critical leadership changes at the Department in October, 2012, five staff members assumed responsibility for leading several of DPS's six administrative and law enforcement divisions, including the Division of Criminal Investigation, State Patrol Division, Division of Narcotics Enforcement and the Administrative Services Division. Today's ceremony will honor these leaders who work daily to keep Iowa a safe and prosperous place to live, work, and play. Among those being promoted include a new Colonel of the Iowa State Patrol and Iowa's first female Director of the Division of Criminal Investigation.

WHAT: Department of Public Safety Promotional Ceremony
   
WHEN: TODAY!
  Thursday, January 24, 2013
  2:00 PM
   
WHERE: Wallace State Office Building Auditorium
  502 East 9th Street
  Des Moines, Iowa
   
WHO:

Commissioner Brian London, Department of Public Safety

  Marty Deaton, Director of the Division of Administrative Services
  Steve DeJoode, Director of the Division of Narcotics Enforcement
  Dave Garrison, Colonel of the Iowa State Patrol Division
  Charis Paulson, Director of the Division of Criminal Investigation
  Steve Ponsetto, Executive Director in the Commissioner’s Office
  Gerard Meyers, Assistant Director of the Division of Criminal Investigation

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