2020 Peace Officer Memorial Tribute

The 2020 Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony scheduled for May 8th was 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

 

News

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February 26, 2021

CLINTON, Iowa - On Wednesday February 24, 2021, at approximately 10:20 a.m., the Clinton Police Department was called to the Gateway Apartments, located in the 800 block of Gateway Avenue regarding suspicious activity.  Upon arrival,…

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March 1, 2021

FORT DODGE, Iowa - A local member of the Iowa State Patrol assumed a new role Nov. 2 after 31 years of service in law enforcement, Captain Mark Miller, of Fort Dodge, got another promotion after serving as a lieutenant for four years. The…

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February 23, 2021

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The Cedar Rapids Police Department and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation have identified Arnell States, age 39, of Cedar Rapids, as the suspect involved in the February 20th homicide investigation of…

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February 23, 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 Iowa Department of Public Health as a result of being a fortunate recipient of the Helmsley Charitable Trust…

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February 23, 2021

AMES, Iowa - This is not a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety. It is an update being distributed on behalf of the Ames Police Department as a result of the Division of Criminal Investigation's assistance to local…

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February 22, 2021

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The Cedar Rapids Police Department has identified the February 20, 2021, homicide victim as Katrina Latrese Brinson, age 34, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner performed Brinson’s…

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February 22, 2021

DENISON, Iowa - At approximately 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, February 21, 2021, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous call from a concerned citizen about the welfare of a friend. When deputies arrived at 504 East Fulton in…

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February 21, 2021

AMES, Iowa - This is not a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety. It is an update being distributed on behalf of the Ames Police Department as a result of the Division of Criminal Investigation's assistance to local…

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February 21, 2021

AMES, Iowa - This is not a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety. It is being distributed on behalf of the Ames Police Department as a result of the Division of Criminal Investigation's assistance to local authorities…

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February 20, 2021

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -  At 1:46 a.m., the Cedar Rapids Communication Agency received a report of a disturbance at the Rodeway Inn located at 4011 16th Ave SW in Cedar Rapids.

At the time of the 911 call, a uniformed Cedar Rapids…

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February 19, 2021

OTTUMWA, Iowa - This is not a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety. It is being distributed on behalf of the Wapello County Sheriff's Office as a result of the Division of Criminal Investigation's assistance to local…

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February 18, 2021

Beth Sibenaller graduated from the Iowa Department of Public Safety Basic Academy and became a Trooper with the Iowa State Patrol. Sibenaller works out of the Spencer district and covers a northwest Iowa area roughly from Larchwood to Estherville.

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BREAKING: The DCI and the Clinton PD seek the public's help to locate persons of interest: Ja’Kwane O’Brian Polidore (top) and Khalil S. Pugh (bottom). Call Captain Davis at CPD at 563-243-1457 or Clinton County Crime Stoppers at 888-883-8015. https://t.co/00YE4HsfNH https://t.co/k4eg9bm8EE

The DCI's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force helped investigate and bring to justice a Corning man sentenced to prison for receipt of child pornography. https://t.co/Qf6npmQdVJ

Twitter Post: 2021-02-25T16:08:21

We're looking for a Recruitment & Hiring Coordinator. We want to hear from you if you're successful creating recruitment plans and initiatives to attract qualified applicants to law enforcement careers. We're accepting apps through Mar. 11. Learn more: https://t.co/JArIG2qUQE https://t.co/UXVrL4S4lr

DCI's AD Mitch Mortvedt sits down with Local 5's Eva Anderson to discuss a bill at the Statehouse that would create funding for two full-time positions to solely investigate cold cases.https://t.co/fzVWNFgBMD via @weareiowa5news

Twitter Post: 2021-02-23T18:46:11

The Cedar Rapids PD and DCI identified Arnell States as the suspect involved in the February 20th homicide investigation of Katrina Brinson. States died today from injuries in the officer-involved shooting following his crime. Get the details here: https://t.co/CA6a6qDpz5 https://t.co/1xf0fJKTsS

Twitter Post: 2021-02-23T16:05:30

A new $10 million grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust will ensure Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) for up to 4,000 state and local Iowa law enforcement officers. Learn how the program will work and how soon they'll be in communities: https://t.co/sH7ZfMp6Rx https://t.co/OJYx36OIrP

Twitter Post: 2021-02-23T11:25:26

A First-Degree Murder warrant has been issued for Richard Fleck in the Ames death of 37-year-old Ranae Bell. Fleck is believed to be in the Kansas City, Missouri, area. Anyone with info should call the Ames Police Department at 515.239-5133 or the anonymous tip line 515.239-5533. https://t.co/GXqNLT1Hsy

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Where is your career headed? If purpose drives you, visit our website today. We're hiring Trooper 1 ($45,240 -$67,912), Trooper 2 ($55,280-$83,116) and Special Agent 2 ( $61,921-$93,059) positions from all walks of life. Apply through March 14: https://t.co/BKeVLlLCWl https://t.co/FCvYxckDkE

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Where is your career headed? If purpose drives you, we're hiring Trooper 1 ($45,240 -$67,912), Trooper 2 ($55,280-$83,116) and Special Agent 2 ( $61,921-$93,059) positions from all walks of life.

Apply through March 14 to join the State of Iowa team: https://t.co/4I96YPPXvi https://t.co/oH9ww4k7KL