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January 15, 2022

Woodbury County, Iowa - The suspect who was shot by a Woodbury County Sheriff’s Deputy On January 12, 2022 has been identified as 35 year old Michael Scott Meredith of Sergeant Bluff. The DCI continues their investigation and no further…

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January 12, 2022

Woodbury County, Iowa - Shortly before 6:00PM, two Woodbury County Deputies responded to the Woodford Mobile Home Park in Sergeant Bluff for report of a burglary in progress.  A witness directed the deputies to a white male subject who…

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January 11, 2022

Washington, Iowa - The Washington Police Department and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation continue
their investigation into the shooting that occurred shortly after 8pm on Friday, January 7, 2022.

Kenneth R. James,…

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January 6, 2022        

ADAIR COUNTY -The officer involved in the shooting in Adair County on the evening of December 29, 2021 is Adair County Deputy Josh Armstrong.  Deputy Armstrong is a 2 ½ year veteran with the Adair County Sheriff’s Office.  A copy…

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December 30, 2021                        

ADAIR COUNTY - At approximately 8:30 PM on December 29, 2021, a Stuart Police Officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation.  The suspect failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated.  Several agencies…

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December 22, 2021

MASON CITY, Iowa -  The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation was requested by the Iowa Falls Police Department to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred within the city limits of Iowa Falls.  The DCI has completed its…

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December 17, 2021

MASON CITY, Iowa - This is not a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety. It is being shared as a result of the Division of Criminal Investigation's assistance with this investigation.

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December 16, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa – Today, school districts and law enforcement across Iowa worked together to address perceived threats against schools across the nation being posted on social media platforms.  Many school districts and local law…

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December 16, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa – School districts are learning of an anonymous, nationwide threat against schools that is being shared on social media platforms. The general threat toward all U.S. schools declares Friday, Dec. 17, as “American School…

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December 15, 2021

Taylor County, Iowa -
On the afternoon of December 13, 2021 the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office was requested to conduct a welfare check at 205 Main St. in New Market, Iowa.  Upon arrival, deputies made entry to the…

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December 16, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Governor Kim Reynolds, Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg and Department of Public Safety Commissioner Stephan Bayens honored heroic citizens and First Responders at the 2020 and 2021 Sullivan Brothers’ Award of Valor…

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December 10, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has identified the subject involved in the officer-involved shooting that occurred on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, in Iowa Falls, Iowa. Jared Risius, 35, of Eldora,…

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Twitter Post: 2022-01-15T10:26:55

(1-15 10:25 a.m.) The #massivesnowcleanup is underway on major roads and in communities. Watch for DOT and city plows, and decreased braking performance on fully/partially covered surfaces. Travel is NOT recommended over much of central Iowa. Check

Twitter Post: 2022-01-14T09:41:17

DPS APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW! – When you believe in our badge, you believe in a higher calling to keep others safe all across Iowa. Start earning our badge today. Visit to see our salary and benefits, get answers and apply! #WeAreDPS #BelieveInOurBadge

Twitter Post: 2022-01-13T18:29:29

Iowa is under a #winterstormwarning on Friday. Plan ahead now by learning the timeline and expected impacts. We'll see a wetter snowfall and from 1-11" with blowing and drifting.
❄️Stay off the roads if you can.
❄️If you must travel…let someone know your planned route.

Twitter Post: 2022-01-12T17:02:37

Congratulations to DCI Lab Administrator Bruce Reeve on his 26-year career with the Department of Public Safety! He's spearheaded much progress at the state's only forensics lab. We wish him a wonderful retirement...more time for family and exploring to his heart's content!

Twitter Post: 2022-01-12T16:00:50

Only 2 More Days: On Friday, Jan. 14, we start taking applications for the best men and women to join the State of Iowa's premiere law enforcement team. If you believe in serving and protecting your community, and building a career where you can grow, believe in our badge!

Twitter Post: 2022-01-07T17:16:48

FRIDAY, JAN. 14. It's the day applications open and your path to a rewarding career with the Iowa Department of Public Safety begins. Watch for more info. at #LifeChanging #ServeYourCommunity #WeAreDPS

Twitter Post: 2022-01-04T15:41:02

Get ready for strong winds, blowing snow and bitter cold tonight. Be prepared if you hit the road.
▶️Strong NW winds gusting 35-50 mph
▶️Snow showers north + light accumulation.
▶️Areas of blowing snow due to new & existing snowfall
▶️Bitter cold wind chills early Wed. morning

Twitter Post: 2022-01-04T15:23:10

Cold snaps bring out portable heaters across Iowa. Did you know most home heating fire deaths (81%) involved stationary or portable space heaters? Be fire smart all season long with these important tips! ⤵️