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Iowa Department of Public Safety

 

Mission:

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

Guiding Principles, Core Values:

Courtesy
Service
Protection

Goals:

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

Vision:

Iowa continues to be a safe and prosperous place.

DPS Media Contacts:

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

Alex Murphy
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office
Email Alex


  • Commissioner's Office & Internal Affairs
  • Investigative Operations Divisions:
    Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI)
    Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Criminalistics Laboratory
    Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement (DNE)
    Iowa Division of Intelligence and Fusion Center (DOI/FC)
    State Fire Marshal Division
Sgt. Nathan Ludwig,
Iowa State Patrol

(515) 745-2863 - cell
(515) 725-6093
Email Nathan

  • Iowa State Patrol (ISP)
  • DPS general inquiries

 

PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS:

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 Fax:
515-725-6195
  Attention: Public Information Office
By Email
recordsrequest@dps.state.ia.us
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 26, 2016 Seat Belt Usage Main Focus of Memorial Day Weekend Enforcement
   
May 23, 2016 Spirit Lake Man Arrested on Ten Counts of Sexual Exploitation
   
May 19, 2016 Be Safe, Be Buckled
   
May 18, 2016 Governor to Recognize Missing Children's Poster Contest Winners
   
May 18, 2016 DPS to Host Torch Run Kick-Off Ceremony for SOIA
   
May 17, 2016 Railroad Enforcement Project in Des Moines
   
May 12, 2016 Jefferson County Man Charged with Sex Abuse
   
May 9, 2016 Iowa GTSB Forms Impaired Driving Coalition
   
May 6, 2016 Fallen Officers Remembered During 2016 Iowa POM Ceremony
   
May 5, 2016 Reminder of the 2016 Iowa Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony
   
May 5, 2016 May 1-7 is Arson Awareness Week
   
May 3, 2016 Iowa DCI Investigating Incident in Boone
   
May 2, 2016 Four Fallen Officers to be Added to Iowa Peace Officer Memorial
   
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Items of Interest

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

   
Permits to Carry Weapons SF2379 -- 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

Click here to view the 3 minute video

 

     

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

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