2020 Peace Officer Memorial Tribute

The 2020 Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony scheduled for May 8th is postponed until we can safely hold an event with our State of Iowa leadership, law-enforcement partners, families and the public. When the future becomes more certain, and Iowa guidelines allow, we will begin to make plans to honor these fallen men and women. You have our commitment that they will not be forgotten, and we will not rest until they receive the honor that they so rightfully deserve. Until then, please join us in watching the video above that pays tribute to the brave men and women of law enforcement who made the ultimate sacrifice. We thank our many law enforcement partners for their collaboration to create this special remembrance.  

 

 

Thank You First Responders

First Responder Partners,

There is no question COVID-19 has turned the world on its head and has presented challenges the likes we have rarely seen. In addition to protecting and serving communities across the state, first responders have been called upon to enforce the array of emergency measures taken by the Governor, to provide peace of mind to a scared public, and to search for the balance between our duty and our health. Iowans are certainly blessed to have a dedicated group of first responders who are collectively stepping up during these challenging times. The Iowa Department of Public Safety is honored to stand shoulder to shoulder with you as we serve as beacons of calm and assurance in our communities.

Your hard work and professionalism does not go unnoticed. Governor Reynolds sees the sacrifices you are making daily, and wanted to make sure that those who serve, and their families, know her heartfelt appreciation. Please share this 'Governor Reynolds’ Thank-You Video' above with your staff and colleagues to help recognize their commitment and selfless efforts during these unsettling times. 

We are truly in this together, and a grateful State of Iowa thanks you all.

Take care and be safe.

Stephan K. Bayens, Commissioner

 

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News

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August 8, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has identified the subjects involved in the officer-involved shooting on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Melissa Halda, 39, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, was…

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August 7, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Public Safety and the Office of the Attorney General of Iowa are warning Iowans to be aware of a “grandparent scam.” Several Iowa communities throughout the state have recently reported efforts by…

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August 6, 2020

FORT DODGE, Iowa - This is not a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety. It is being distributed on behalf of the Fort Dodge Police Department as the result of the Division of Criminal Investigation's assistance in this…

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August 5, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa - At 7:10 PM, the Webster County Telecommunications Center received a 911 call from a resident in the 1500 block of 20th Avenue South in Fort Dodge, Iowa, reporting that a female was armed with large knives and was acting…

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August 1, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa - This is not a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety. It is being distributed on behalf of the Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office.

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July 31, 2020

GLENWOOD, Iowa - This is not a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety. It is being distributed on behalf of the Glenwood Police Department.

On the 30th day of July, 2020 the Glenwood Police Department responded to a…

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July 30, 2020

WINTERSET, Iowa - This is not a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety. It is being distributed on behalf of the Madison County Sheriff's Office.

On July 29, following an investigation by the Madison County Sheriff’s…

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July 24, 2020

PLEASANT HILL, Iowa - This is not a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety. It is being distributed on behalf of the Pleasant Hill Police Department as the result of the Division of Criminal Investigation's assistance in…

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July 23, 2020

PLEASANT HILL, Iowa -  This is not a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety. It is being distributed on behalf of the Pleasant Hill Police Department.

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July 22, 2020

WINTERSET, Iowa - This is not a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety. It is being distributed on behalf of the Madison County Sheriff's Office.

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July 22, 2020

WINTERSET, Iowa - This is not a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety. It is being distributed on behalf of the Madison County Sheriff's Office.

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July 21, 2020

WINTERSET, Iowa - This is not a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety. It is being distributed on behalf of the Madison County…

DCI NEWS UPDATE: The DCI has announced the identities of the subjects involved in the officer-involved shooting on Monday, August 4, 2020, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Learn the details here: https://t.co/dNsz6dx6qg

Twitter Post: 2020-08-08T09:00:13

GRANDPARENT SCAM ALERT: Several communities are reporting attempts to swindle money from grandparents. This scam isn't new, but it's presenting a NEW TWIST. Learn how it works and how to prevent it happening to you or your loved ones: https://t.co/xGe5AuF6ia #scamalert https://t.co/zRsDO44OqQ

SCAM ALERT: DPS and the Office of the Attorney General of Iowa are warning Iowans to be aware of a “grandparent scam” with a new twist. Learn how to prevent it here: https://t.co/xGe5AuF6ia

DCI NEWS UPDATE: We are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Fort Dodge that occurred last night resulting in the death of woman. Get details here: https://t.co/xXJBxSRFxv

DCI NEWS UPDATE: The DCI is assisting Palo Alto County in the investigation of 27-year-old Rollin Bontrager who was found in Virgin Lake. Find more details on our website at https://t.co/jUlopsOWMy

DCI NEWS UPDATE: On July, 30, 2020, the Glenwood Police Department responded to a shooting at 506 S. Locust St., Glenwood Iowa. DCI is assisting with the investigation. See details here: https://t.co/dMW0GXteBB

Twitter Post: 2020-07-30T07:33:05

DCI NEWS UPDATE: Creston man, Gerald Parker, has been charged with First-Degree Murder in the death of Jonathon Hoffman. He's being held in the Madison County Jail. The DCI continues to assist in this on-going investigation. https://t.co/sJ6P3DXWb4

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Twitter Post: 2020-07-29T16:10:41

Congratulations to all the teams and fans traveling to Des Moines and Fort Dodge for our great Iowa summer tradition of state tournaments. Drive safe, play safe and cheer safe. DPS is rooting for you all! #2020StateTournament #IowaHSBaseball #IowaHSSoftball https://t.co/2b55kZnoIV

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Happy 85th Anniversary @iowastatepatrol! We're so proud of the outstanding service you've provided to protect Iowans, keep our roads safe and uphold the laws and the vision of our great State of Iowa. #85YearsStrong #IowaStatePatrol #DPSFamily https://t.co/RxLI6x3BoF