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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
July 27, 2016
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Statement from Iowa DPS

The Iowa Department of Public Safety announced today that a laboratory criminalist is no longer employed with the Department, in connection with public comments made on a social media site.

The Department of Public Safety has a social media policy, along with a general Code of Conduct policy, regarding statements made in a public forum.  Those policies are linked below.

“The Iowa Department of Public Safety has a strong commitment to integrity, impartiality and professionalism in every aspect of our work.   We have adopted these policies in order to ensure that the public has trust in all that we do, and our policies reflect the high standards that we maintain,” said Commissioner Roxann Ryan. 

Criminalist Amy Pollpeter was employed with the Department of Public Safety from June 5, 2006, to July 26, 2016.  She was placed on paid administrative leave from July 12, 2016, to July 26, 2016.  Pursuant to Iowa Code section 22.7(11), the Department does not discuss details of confidential personnel matters.

Iowa DPS Social Media Policy
Iowa DPS Code of Conduct


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