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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:

April 23, 2015 Iowa Teen Arrested and Charged in Arson Investigation
April 21, 2015 Iowa DPS Unveils Facebook and Twitter Pages
April 16, 2015 DPS Retired Trooper To Be Awarded Congressional Badge of
April 15, 2015 Arrest Made in Burlington Homicide
April 15, 2015 Iowa DCI Investigating Burlington Shooting, Death
April 13, 2015 Iowa GTSB Reminds April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
April 7, 2015 Jones County Bank Robbery
April 6, 2015 Names Released in Waterloo Officer Involved Shooting
April 6, 2015 39th DPS Basic Academy Set to Graduate this Week
April 5, 2015 Iowa DCI Investigating Waterloo Officer Involved Shooting
April 2, 2015 Cedar Rapids Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Update
April 1, 2015 Jones County Inmate Death
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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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Iowa Department of Public Safety
215 East 7th Street | Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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