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December 3, 2021

Centerville, Iowa - Following the investigation into the November 21 officer-involved shooting in rural Appanoose County, the Division of Criminal Investigation provided all investigative findings to the Iowa Office of the Attorney…

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December 3, 2021

Des Moines, Iowa - The holiday season is known for being merry and bright, but it is also known for being the deadliest season when it comes to impaired driving.  Iowa Law Enforcement across the state will partner with the U.S.…

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On Thursday, November 25, 2021, the Algona Police Department requested the assistance of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation to investigate an officer-involved shooting which had occurred on the corner of Highway 169 and Norwood Drive in Algona. 

The Algona Police Department…

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November 30, 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 Office of the Attorney General as a result of a collaboration on a sexual assault kit initiative. 

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November 29, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa – Human trafficking is happening in communities across Iowa. Increased efforts to stamp out these horrible crimes will now include a new statewide training initiative within the lodging industry. In 2020, the Iowa…

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November 25, 2021

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

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At the request of Appanoose County Sheriff Gary Anderson and Centerville Police Chief Tom Demry, the Division of Criminal Investigation conducted an investigation into the November 21, 2021, officer-involved shooting in rural Appanoose County. All investigative findings will be forwarded to the…

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November 24, 2021

Marion County, Iowa - On November 23, 2021, the DCI filed additional criminal charges against Alec Veatch, a former Pleasantville police officer. Veatch was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Mahaska County Jail.…

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November 22, 2021

Centerville, Iowa - DCI agents continue to investigate the circumstances that lead to the November 21 officer-involved shooting in rural Appanoose County. 

The DCI has identified the person killed as 45 year old Kevin Arbogast of…

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November 22, 2021

Centerville, Iowa - On Sunday, November 21, 2021, at 3:43 p.m., Centerville police officers were dispatched to a domestic assault in the 21000 block of 560th Street outside Centerville. While investigating the incident, two Centerville…

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November 19, 2021

Des Moines, Iowa - Thanksgiving weekend, millions of Americans will hit the roads, eager to spend time with family and friends.  It is one of the busiest travel times of the year, and unfortunately, that may mean more crashes.  It…

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November 19, 2021

Waterloo, Iowa - On November 16th, 2021, the Waterloo Police Department requested the assistance of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation to investigate an officer-involved shooting that had occurred at about 3:34 am on this date…

Twitter Post: 2021-12-06T16:17:27

Winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together. But it also means more cooking, decorating, electricity usage and a greater risk for fire. Here's a few simple tips to ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season. #HolidayFireSafety #HoHoHome #BeSafe https://t.co/PHAdlEpFxG

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Twitter Post: 2021-12-06T10:24:39

DCI K-9 Mousse is the gift that keeps giving! More importantly, we're collecting toys and donations for Toys for Tots this month. Our Department cares deeply about children and brightening their holiday season. #Toys4Tots #DCICares #DPSFamily https://t.co/LFRzxo9JWt

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Twitter Post: 2021-12-06T07:01:32

Congratulations to DOI's Chris Callaway who was promoted to Special Agent In Charge with the Division of Intelligence and Fusion Center at a recent DPS Promotional Ceremony. Chris was formerly a Special Agent. Congratulations SAC Callaway! #DPSFamily #DOI https://t.co/SkIbvLNBcF

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Twitter Post: 2021-12-05T07:00:55

In Iowa, more than 95% of front-seat passengers buckle up. That sounds like a great percentage, but it’s not enough. Of the 338 deaths in 2020, 99 were unbuckled and in the front seat. Take two seconds to save your life. Buckle up. The power is in your hands. https://t.co/oydKNcQzup

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Twitter Post: 2021-12-03T07:01:52

One person in the U.S. dies in a crash with a drunk driver every 50 minutes. That’s more than 10,000 lives lost every year. Hand off the keys. #DriveSafeIowa #PowerInYourHands #SoberLives https://t.co/ywVdteQvR9

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Twitter Post: 2021-12-03T07:01:43

Congratulations to DCI Cheryl Nolan, DCI Sex Offender Registry, for her 40 years of service to DPS! She is the "Queen" of the Sex Offender Registry unit. We're so lucky to have her on our team, and she's not done yet! #DPSFamily #LoyalBlue #SORQueen https://t.co/o9QCUJOBaV

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We're partnering with the app. 1,500 Iowa lodging providers across Iowa to help staff identify and report human trafficking with a new training initiative. Starting Jan. 1, 2022, public funds can only be used at trained/certified providers. https://t.co/KCnmCOoTC2

Twitter Post: 2021-12-01T07:02:01

In Iowa, it is illegal for any driver to text while behind the wheel. This includes while stopped at a red light or stop sign. If you’re cited for use of an electronic device while driving, fines start at $45. The power is in your hands. #DriveSafe #NoText #JustDrive https://t.co/v8E9nBjtv7

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Twitter Post: 2021-12-01T07:01:48

Congrats to Bret Braafhart who was promoted to Asst. Director, DCI Support Operations recently. Bret was formerly DCI SAC with the Sex Offender Registry. And extra special to have his father, ISP Trooper retiree Harry Braafhart by his side. #DPSFamily #SecondGeneration https://t.co/ZKaMK2ZVan

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