September 28, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa - Sergeant Alex Dinkla will be out of office and unavailable starting Monday, September 28th. Lieutenant Nathan Ludwig will be covering Public Information Officer duties from the 28th until October 2nd, 2020. Lieutenant Ludwig’s contact information is listed above.


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