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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July 8, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa - This is not a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety, but is being distributed in partnership with the Waterloo Police Department and the Division of Criminal Investigation's Iowa Missing Person…

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July 2, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa – With anecdotal information circulating on increased sales and use of consumer fireworks, as well as the reduced number of community Independence Day celebrations and fireworks shows, State Fire Marshal Dan Wood is advising…

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July 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 Des Moines Police Department. The Iowa State Patrol provided assistance to local authorities.

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July 1, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa - While COVID-19 continues to keep many people at home and traveling less, nationally and in Iowa, there has been an increase in motorists who are seeing more open roads as an opportunity to drive aggressively. A pattern of…

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June 26, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa - The last few months have brought incredible challenges for our communities.  As our nation begins to reopen, many Americans will be eager to celebrate the Fourth of July with family and friends.  The National Highway…

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June 27, 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 Mason City Police Department. The Division of Criminal Investigation continues to provide assistance to local…

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June 22, 2020

FORT DODGE, Iowa - On June 14th, 2020, Thomas Andrew Daleske, 59, an inmate at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility was found deceased in his cell at approximately 5:15 p.m. Daleske was serving a 45-year sentence for multiple charges related…

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June 21, 2020

BEDFORD, Iowa - On Saturday, June 20th, 2020 at approximately 10:55 pm, the Taylor County Communications Center received a 911 call from 108 Pearl Street in Bedford, Iowa, reporting a death. Deputies with the Taylor County Sheriff's…

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June 19, 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 Davenport Police Department. The Division of Criminal Investigation continues to provide assistance to local…

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June 16, 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 Fort Dodge Police Department. The Division of Criminal Investigation continues to provide assistance to local…

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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 wounds. Three of…

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DPS Special Agent Brad Nolan hails from a three-generation military family, and is serving on Task Force East to support COVID-19 operations. Soon, we'll welcome Brad back to the Division of Intelligence. Thanks for your service Brad! https://t.co/0CRZIlwPfv

Twitter Post: 2020-07-07T16:09:54

Flying sparks are hot! Children should always be supervised around fireworks – even sparklers. https://t.co/pWCAVJr4Pm https://t.co/L5QDfquD4H

Twitter Post: 2020-07-07T15:39:14

Don't ever wonder who we are or what we stand for. It is the Department of Public Safety’s duty and privilege to protect Iowans and those who visit our State. This is our commitment and it has never wavered. For you, WE ARE DPS. #StandingWithYou #WeAreDPS https://t.co/mCccwN8Ezv

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Waterloo PD is asking for the public's help in locating Michael Jensen, 46. He was last seen wearing grey sweatpants, a plaid shirt, black helmet and black framed glasses. Michael walked away from Ravenwood Health Care around 11:20 p.m. on July 6. #MichaelJensen https://t.co/c4T7n6yhos

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Twitter Post: 2020-07-01T16:45:55

Zooming to your next destination is not the new normal. Help Iowa get back on track by breaking excessive speeding habits. See how we're trending at https://t.co/m1RzCteuH3… #SlowItDown #HighSpeedsNotNormal https://t.co/Ui2TONSNFx

Kudos to the Division of Narcotics Enforcement for their great work to help crack this meth case! #HardWorkBehindScenes #DNE
Denison, Iowa Man to Federal Prison for Meth Conspiracy https://t.co/acIt1laLtK

Celebrate the 4th with a DESIGNATED DRIVER plan. The Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration remind us to keep the celebration safe by not driving impaired.

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