Iowa Department of Public Safety
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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Jan. 1 - Jan 10: Fill-In PIOs for DPS Investigative Operations Divisions

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Investigative Operations Divisions Public Information Officer Alex Murphy will be on vacation from noon, Friday, January 1, 2016 through Sunday, January 10, 2016.

The Iowa DPS Investigative Operations Divisions include the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement (DNE), State Fire Marshal Division (SFM) and the Iowa Division of Intelligence and Fusion Center (DOI).

During January 1 – January 10, please contact the following fill-in PIOs for the Investigative Operations Divisions:

Iowa DCI: Assistant Director Mitch Mortvedt at (402) 650-7458 or

Iowa DNE: Assistant Director Paul Feddersen at (515) 202-3720 or

Iowa SFM: Special Agent in Charge Steve DeJoode at (515) 202-3460 or or Special Agent in Charge Ron Humphrey at (515) 208-7648 or

For all general DPS inquiries, please contact Sgt. Nathan Ludwig at (515) 745-2863 or Sgt. Ludwig will also be handling all inquiries directed to the Office of the Commissioner during the week of January 1 – January 10.

Sgt. Nathan Ludwig will continue to handle his normal PIO duties as Iowa State Patrol Public Information Officer.

Please distribute these throughout your newsroom to the personnel who may have contact with these Divisions during that week.

**PLEASE NOTE: Alex Murphy, Public Information Officer of DPS Investigative Operations, will return January 12, 2016, and will resume full Investigative Operations Divisions media inquiries, FOIAs and inquiries directed to the Office of the Commissioner. Inquiries will need to be directed back to him starting on January 12, 2016 at (515) 725-6189 – office, (515) 443-3014 – cell, or**


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