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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.

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

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Recent News:

October 6, 2015 Name of Trooper Released in Washington Co. OIS
October 2, 2015 Dayton Death Ruled A Homicide
October 2, 2015 Iowa DCI Releasing More Information in Washington Co. OIS
October 1, 2015 Iowa DCI, ISP Investigating Officer Involved Shooting
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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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