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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:

January 30, 2015 Additional Charges Filed in Columbus Junction Infant Death
January 28, 2015 Man Pleads Guilty to Murder on Meskwaki Settlement
January 27, 2015 Victims' Names Released in Osceola Homicides
January 27, 2015 State Fire Marshal Distributes Smoke Alarms
January 26, 2015 Update on Iowa DCI Investigation in Columbus Junction
January 26, 2015 Creston Woman Arrested and Charged with Theft from Creston
January 26, 2015 Four Arrested and Charged in Weekend Double Death
January 26, 2015 Media Advisory: Notice of Press Conference
January 26, 2015 Ottumwa Police Make Arrest with Help from DPS' Division of
Intelligence and Fusion Center
January 22, 2015 Additional Arrests Made in Marshalltown Death Investigation
January 22, 2015 Iowa DCI Assists Burlington PD with Body Found
January 21, 2015 Iowa DCI Investigation in Columbus Junction
January 19, 2015 Suspect in Chariton Shooting Taken Into Custody
January 19, 2015 Update: Iowa DCI Investigating Shooting in Chariton
January 18, 2015 Iowa DCI Investigating Death in Marshalltown
January 16, 2015 Second Update on DCI Investigation in Burlington
January 16, 2015 Iowa DCI Investigates Shooting in Chariton
January 15, 2015 Iowa DCI Makes Arrest in Hot Lotto Ticket Investigation
January 15, 2015 Media Advisory: DCI Press Conference
January 13, 2015 ADVISORY: DPS Training Exercise
January 12, 2015 Iowa DCI and U.S. Attorney's Office Investigate and Prosecute
Child Pornography Cases
January 9, 2015 DPS Internal Investigation Complete on Personnel Matter
January 8, 2015 Marshalltown Officers' Actions found Justified
January 7, 2015 UPDATE on DCI Investigation in Burlington
January 6, 2015 Preliminary Snowstorm Response Numbers from the Iowa State
January 6, 2015 DCI Investigation in Burlingtion
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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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