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Professional Standards Bureau
Mission Statement

The mission of Professional Standards Bureau is to assist Department of Public Safety administrators, supervisors, and employees in maintaining unquestionable integrity, effective and efficient law enforcement service while assuring fair and equal treatment to the citizens of the State of Iowa and the employees of the Iowa Department of Public Safety.


Professional Standards Bureau duties include:

  • Investigating alleged misconduct by departmental employees
  • Providing staff assistance to line supervisors in investigations of alleged misconduct by department employees
  • Record, register, and control the investigation of complaints against officers and civilian employees of the department
  • Maintain the confidentiality of Professional Standards Bureau investigations and records

How to Contact Us

The Professional Standards Bureau welcomes citizens' input regarding the service provided by the Iowa Department of Public Safety employees. If you have a comment, commendation, or complaint, you may call (515) 725-6270, e-mail us at or write to us at:

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

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Created: 02-07-2006
Last Updated: 05-29-2013 (JGL)