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It is the Department of Public Safety’s duty and privilege to protect Iowans and our visitors. This is a commitment that has never wavered. For you, We Are DPS.


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To download and print the "We Are" communication to the right, click here.


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To learn more about our CALEA accreditation and pursuit of law enforcement excellence, see below and visit our CALEA page



Pursuit of Excellence

Identifying, achieving, and maintaining accreditation demonstrates the Iowa Department of Public Safety's dedication to Iowans and has facilitated our pursuit of professional excellence. CALEA carries on the Department's continuous improvement initiatives and provides independent verification and international validation of our law enforcement operations. 

For more information on the Iowa Department of Public Safety's CALEA standards, please contact:

CALEA Director, Charis M. Paulson


To learn more about the role and benefits of CALEA accreditation, click here to visit the CALEA website.