April 16, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa - The current public health crisis that our nation is facing has resulted in the cancellation or postponement of many public events honoring National Police Week 2020 in Washington D.C. and across the nation.  

The Iowa Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony scheduled for Friday, May 8th is postponed until the Iowa Department of Public Safety can safely hold it with State of Iowa leadership, law-enforcement partners, families and the public. DPS will honor officers with virtual observances during National Police Week, May 11-16. 

When the future becomes more certain, and Iowa guidelines permit, DPS will begin to make plans to honor this year’s fallen men and women with an official ceremony recognizing their service, which they so rightfully deserve. 


The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the largest law enforcement agency in the state. It includes six divisions and several bureaus, all working together with local, state and federal government agencies and the private sector, to keep Iowa a safe place by following our core values: leadership, integrity, professionalism, courtesy, service and protection. Divisions within the Iowa DPS: Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Iowa State Patrol, Iowa State Fire Marshal Division, Iowa Division of Intelligence and Fusion Center, and Administrative Services Division. The Department of Public Safety is led by the Commissioner who is appointed by the Governor.

Iowa Department of Public Safety
215 E 7th St
Des Moines IA 50319