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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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Recent News:

December 16, 2014 State Fire Marshal Division Releases More Information in Granger
Fatal Fire
December 11, 2014 DCI, Coralville PD Release Names in Hotel Double Death
December 11, 2014 Marshalltown Death Investigation Update, Arrest Made on
December 11, 2014
December 11, 2014 Clive Police Department Update, Homicide Investigation and
December 11, 2014 Clive Police Department Press Release, Homicide Investigation
and Arrest
December 10, 2014 Five New Containers Across State to Help Combat Clandestine
December 10, 2014 DCI, Coralville PD Investigate Deaths at Hotel
December 3, 2014 SFM Warns of Christmas Tree Fires
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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

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