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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June 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 Scott County Attorney's Office. The Division of Criminal Investigation continues to provide assistance to local…

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June 1, 2020

    
HIAWATHA, Iowa –
On May 30, 2020, at approximately 11:40 PM, Hiawatha Police were dispatched to the Sunset Village Mobile Home Park for a disturbance.  Upon officers' arrival, four subjects were located suffering from gunshot…

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May 28, 2020

MELCHER-DALLAS, Iowa - Today, at 11:21 am, officers with the Melcher-Dallas Police Department and deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 502 D Main Street East on a report of a deceased adult. Inside the home, law…

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May 22, 2020

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - This is not a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety, but is being distributed on behalf of the United States Attorney's Office - Northern District of Iowa.

 

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May 19, 2020

PELLA, Iowa - The Pella Police Department and the DCI have identified the victim and arrested a suspect in Monday evening’s homicide. After responding to a report of an argument at 101 Glenwood Street, #4, Pella police officers found 46-year-…

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May 19, 2020

PELLA, Iowa - On Monday, May 18, 2020, at 8:21 pm, officers with the Pella Police Department responded to reports of a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of Glenwood Street. Upon arrival, officers found an unresponsive adult female.…

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May 14, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa - This is not a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety, but is distributed on behalf of the Department of Justice United States Attorney's Office-Southern District of Iowa. The Iowa Division of Narcotics…

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May 14, 2020

LE MARS, Iowa - This is not a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety, but is being distributed on behalf of the Le Mars Police Department. The Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) assisted in the investigation.

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May 6, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa - On May 6, 2020, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) assisted the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigation and the Tennessee 22nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office with…

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May 5, 2020

KEOKUK, Iowa – In April of 2017, the Division of Criminal Investigation's (DCI) Major Crime Unit and the Keokuk Police Department…

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April 28, 2020

Des Moines, Iowa - At 1:07 a.m. on April 22, 2020, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to an individual who was fishing and discovered a body along the Missouri River near the Remington Landing boat ramp…

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April 17, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa - The Division of Criminal Investigation is providing the following press release from the Coralville Police Department. 

 

Twitter Post: 2020-06-02T16:29:11

COVID-19 has changed many things, but at DPS we've been open for business the entire time - adapting to the crisis and providing public safety service. Check out our many online services to do business with us safely and remotely: https://t.co/Pm3c5rqjmx… #DPSOnlineServices https://t.co/LCIDXunLpw

DCI NEWS UPDATE: The DCI is assisting Davenport and Scott County authorities to investigate shootings. We're distributing a press release from the Scott County Attorney's Office here: https://t.co/6fvQFFbwMW

Twitter Post: 2020-06-01T16:21:20

Governor Reynolds held a press conference with Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie, DMPD Chief Dana Wingert, Representative Ako Abdul-Samad, NAACP leader Betty Andrews, Commissioner Bayens and other leaders at the Iowa Statehouse today. Watch in its entirety @IAGovernor Facebook page. https://t.co/tuZf7gVExD

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DCI NEWS UPDATE: DCI agents are assisting the Hiawatha Police Department with a shooting that occurred Saturday, ending in multiple injuries and one death. For more details: https://t.co/qGLYPzdjhu

Thank you to the Iowa State Patrol for its unwavering commitment to deliver PPE to help Iowans in the fight against COVID-19! #DPSProud https://t.co/AyrSZrPVY0

Thank you to the Iowa State Patrol for its continued response to help Iowans get the personal protective equipment they need in the fight against COVID-19. https://t.co/1woWRXPpd2

DCI NEWS UPDATE: The DCI, the Melcher-Dallas PD, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and Marion County Attorney’s Office are investigating the death of a woman found at 502 D Main Street East in Melcher-Dallas. Details: https://t.co/LbtCvsaZOk...

For the latest updates on additional State re-openings, you'll find them all in Governor Reynolds' newest proclamation below. https://t.co/y86JKauyCg

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