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Roxann M. Ryan

Roxann Ryan has been appointed as the Commissioner of the Iowa Department of Public Safety. 

She joined the Department in 2006 and most recently served as a lawyer for the Department, after serving as a criminal intelligence analyst in the Department. 

Before joining the Department, she was a full-time professor of criminal justice, an Assistant Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General.

She teaches as an adjunct professor at Drake Law School and Simpson College.

She is a graduate of Iowa State University (1977), the University of Iowa College of Law (1980), and the University of Nebraska (1998), where she earned her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice.

Commissioner Ryan can be reached at:

Iowa Department of Public Safety
Commissioner’s Office
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 725-6182

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