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August 3, 2021

OTTUMWA, Iowa - This is not a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety. It is being distributed on behalf of the Ottumwa Police Department as a result of the Division on Criminal Investigation's assistance with this case.…

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August 2, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa State Patrol Public Information Officer Sergeant Alex Dinkla will be out of the office starting Monday, August 2, 2021 and returning Monday, August 9, 2021. 
 
Lieutenant Nathan Ludwig will cover his…

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August 1, 2021

OTTUMWA, Iowa - This is not a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety. It is being distributed on behalf of the Division on Criminal Investigation as a result of its assistance with this investigation.

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July 30, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa State Patrol is looking for a repeat performance or better in the 8th annual American Association of State Troopers Best-Looking Cruiser contest. The public is encouraged to cast their vote for the Iowa State…

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July 28, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa - Today Governor Kim Reynolds announced that Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers have successfully concluded their deployment to the U.S. Southern Border to aid law enforcement and border security efforts. The…

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July 13, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa – This is not a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety. It is being shared on behalf of the United States Department of Justice as a result of the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s assistance with this…

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July 13, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa – Since 2011, the Iowa Department of Public Safety has been a proud participant in the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)…

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July 7, 2021

ALGONA, Iowa - On July 5, 2021 at 7:51 p.m., the Algona Police Department was called to 418 South Harlan Street in Algona, Iowa.  Upon arrival they met with the 911 caller who had discovered the bodies of six-year-old Logan and three-year-old…

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July 7, 2021

PALO, Iowa - On Saturday July 3, law enforcement officials were called to investigate two individuals found deceased inside a vehicle parked in the Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area in rural Linn County.  Those two individuals have been…

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July 6, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa - This afternoon, the Division of Criminal Investigation Crime Laboratory positively identified the body found in rural Adair County on July 1, 2021 as that of 58-year old Timothy Fechter.

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July 6, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa State Patrol Public Information Officer Sergeant Alex Dinkla will be out of the office starting Tuesday, July 6th and returning July 13th. 
 
Trooper Ryan DeVault will cover his responsibilities during this…

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July 2, 2021

GREENFIELD, Iowa - Today, an autopsy was conducted on the body found on July 1 in rural Adair County. The cause and manner of death for the adult male found near the intersection of 320th and York Streets are pending further investigation by…

Twitter Post: 2021-08-03T17:34:40

BREAKING: Gregory Showalter turned himself into Ottumwa authorities and was charged with First-Degree Murder in the death of his wife, Helen, who went missing on Saturday. Learn more: https://t.co/tX0GqLjuDG https://t.co/5vZZceZiPT

Twitter Post: 2021-08-03T07:01:27

In Iowa, it is illegal for any driver to text while behind the wheel. This includes while stopped at a red light or stop sign. If you’re cited for use of an electronic device while driving, fines start at $45. The power is in your hands. #DriveSafe #NoText #JustDrive https://t.co/CIELdz2D3E

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Twitter Post: 2021-08-01T22:32:39

On Sunday, August 1, 2021, at approximately 12:30 p.m., the remains of missing person Helen Elizabeth Showalter, age 60 of Ottumwa, were found near the Cliffland Boat Ramp in rural Wapello County, Iowa. This is an ongoing case. Learn more here: https://t.co/HOgfKJtSyVhttps://t.co/DCUupNl98W

Twitter Post: 2021-08-01T07:00:57

A few simple actions could drastically drive down the number of people killed on Iowa roadways. Buckle up, focus on the road, slow down and drive sober. If we all take the task of driving more seriously, chances are good that you’ll make it home at the end of your journey. https://t.co/UbzFfovNEA

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Twitter Post: 2021-07-30T07:01:57

In Iowa, more than 95% of front-seat passengers buckle up. That sounds like a great percentage, but it’s not enough. Of the 338 deaths in 2020, 99 were unbuckled and in the front seat. Take two seconds to save your life. Buckle up. The power is in your hands. https://t.co/3NGChZvPq1

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Twitter Post: 2021-07-28T16:04:12

WE'RE HIRING for Law Enforcement Communication Center Specialist 1 and 2 positions (Dispatchers) at our Storm Lake locations. Join the DPS team and make a difference in lives everyday! For more info:https://t.co/PqcnXFc7yc https://t.co/DA6I6Fybhv

Twitter Post: 2021-07-28T07:01:40

There’s never a good reason to drive aggressively. You put yourself and everyone else on the road in danger. Being a few minutes late is always going to be better than not arriving at all. You have the power to slow down. #ArriveAlive #SlowDown #LateIsOk https://t.co/moCfUt4RuI

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Twitter Post: 2021-07-26T07:01:47

Next time you jump in the car to run to the store or go pick up your kids at school, make sure everyone, no matter where they are seated, is buckled up. The power is in your hands. #BuckleUp #EverySeat #EveryTime https://t.co/Fawzpw64HQ

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Twitter Post: 2021-07-24T07:01:01

Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that's like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed. You cannot drive safely unless the task of driving has your full attention. The power is in your hands. #TextingKills https://t.co/nci0hbpzmM

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