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Iowa Department of Public Safety


To serve the people of Iowa by providing public safety services with leadership, integrity and professionalism.

Guiding Principles, Core Values:



  • Reduce preventable injuries and deaths
  • Suppress criminal activity
  • Reduce/minimize costs of compliance with government requirements
  • Promote integrity and excellence in the workforce


Iowa continues to be a safe and prosperous place.

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DPS Media Contacts:

Public Information Officers (PIOs) Divisions/Topics covered by PIO

DPS Investigative Operations

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

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

State Fire Marshal: Special Agent in Charge Ron Humphrey at (515) 208-7648 or by email at

Iowa DOI/FC: Acting Assistant Director C.J. Noelck at (712) 250-0116 or by email at
Sergeant Nathan Ludwig
Cell: (515) 745-2863
Email Sergeant Ludwig
  • Iowa State Patrol (ISP)
  • DPS General Inquiries



Iowans have a right to examine and request copies of public records of the Department by letter, telephone, electronic means such as fax or email, or in person.

Requests for public records must be submitted as follows:

By Mail:
Iowa Department of Public Safety
  Public Information Office
Attn: Public Records Request
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
By Email
By Telephone to either of the Public Information Officers (PIO) listed above.
Or in person at the above address or at the district office believed to be in possession of the record.


Recent News:

May 22, 2018 Deaths Ruled as Apparent Murder/Suicide
May 22, 2018 Iowa State Patrol to Participate in Tri-State Seatbelt Enforcement
May 18, 2018 First Degree Murder Arrest
May 11, 2018 Weather Forces Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony to be held in Capitol Rotunda
May 9, 2018 Body in Centerville Fire Identified
May 8, 2018 Six Fallen Officers to be Honored at Iowa Peace Officer Memorial
May 8, 2018 Six Fallen Officers to be Added to Iowa Peace Officer Memorial
May 7, 2018 Update: Subjects Identified
May 4, 2018 Suspicious Deaths Being Investigated by the DCI and Belle Plaine Police Department
May 2, 2018 Update on Body Found in Rural Davis County
May 1, 2018 Council Bluffs Pursuit Ends in Officer Involved Shooting
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2016 Virtual Tour - Iowa DCI Criminalistics Laboratory
located in Ankeny, Iowa

Items of Interest

Commissioner's Aprpoval of Ignition Interlock Devices (IIDs)

Commissioner's Approval of Portable Breath Testing (PBT) Devices

Permits to Carry Weapons View frequently asked questions
Ed Thomas Law View FAQ's, Find Forms, Read Legislation

Laws related to the notification of law enforcement prior to hospital discharge of a person with serious mental impairment.

State Phishing Statement Should you give out personal information via email?

National Overview of Fusion Centers

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215 East 7th Street | Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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