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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:

August 28, 2014 Iowa State Patrol Reminds Motorists to Travel Cautiously Over the
Labor Day Weekend
August 27, 2014 GTSB Partners with Multiple Agencies to Enforce “Drive Sober or
Get Pulled Over” Campaign
August 26, 2014 More Details Released in Fayette County Reserve Deputy
August 24, 2014 Clive Suspicious Death Investigation
August 21, 2014 Heightened Enforcement over the Labor Day Holiday
August 19, 2014 2014 Farm Progress Show Traffic Information
August 15, 2014 Iowa State Representative Charged with Felony
August 8, 2014 2014 Governor's Lifesaving Awards to be Presented
August 7, 2014 Visit the Iowa Department of Public Safety at the Iowa State Fair
August 6, 2014 Additional Information Released in Fort Madison Officer Involved
August 3, 2014 Update with picture: DCI Investigating Fort Madison Officer
Involved Shooting
August 3, 2014 DCI Investigating Fort Madison Officer Involved Shooting
August 2, 2014 Page County Inmate Death
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Items of Interest

Commissioner's Approval of Ignition Interlock 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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