Iowa Department of Public Safety
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

For immediate release:  
June 30, 2015  
Des Moines, Iowa  

Media Availability on Largest Iowa Public Safety Project

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) will hold a media availability this morning, June 30, 2015, at DPS Headquarters (215 East 7th Street, Des Moines) at 10:30AM.

State, county and local law enforcement agencies and first responders will be present to discuss the importance of House File 651 that the legislature passed during this year’s session, awaiting the Governor’s signature. House File 651 will fund a statewide interoperable radio system. 

This interoperable system will be the largest Iowa public safety project ever conducted and will allow interoperability communications among agencies on all levels during large events, when communication is critical to providing safety.

Responding agencies to the 2012 Maynard Bank Robbery will discuss the importance of having interoperable communication and how that would have improved communication between all agencies involved.

Law enforcement vehicles will be present and available for media to view and get an understanding of how this system will benefit public safety in Iowa.


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