• Des Moines - Great Place for a New Business

    The City of Des Moines is a great place to locate or expand your businesses. The Des Moines Office of Economic Development office is dedicated to helping you meet your existing and future development needs.


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  • Des Moines Major Construction Projects

    The Engineering Department’s efforts include the design, construction and project management of the City's Capital Improvements Program (CIP) and other major construction projects.


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Planning & Budget


The Planning and Budget Office is responsible for coordinating the Des Moines Police Department’s budget and grant programs. They also support management with research data on various projects.

For answers to questions concerning the Planning and Budget Office call (515) 283-4884 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Legal Advisor


The Des Moines Police Department's Legal Advisor provides general legal advice on police related issues, trains members of the police department on new and existing legal matters, writes legislation as requested by the city council, and prosecutes various administrative violations including the misuse of police alarms and liquor license violations.


For answers to questions concerning the Police Department's Legal Advisor, call directly to (515) 283-4121 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Public Information Officer’s Role and Responsibilities


The Public Information Officer (PIO) is responsible for coordinating and releasing information pertaining to major crime incidents and operational activities of the department. The PIO serves as a liaison between the Department and the news media to coordinate press releases and press conferences on current criminal investigations, issues pertaining to public safety, and other matters of the department.


The PIO’s goal is to ensure that open lines of communication are maintained between the Des Moines Police Department and the news media and ultimately the citizens of Des Moines.


The PIO is assigned to the Office of the Chief of Police and, among other duties, serves as the official Department spokesperson responding to inquiries from the media and other sources.


The Public Information Officer can be contacted via email request, or by phone at (515) 283-4084, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


PIO Paul Parizek "In my various assignments with the Des Moines Police Dept, I have come to appreciate and value our relationship with the media. As Public Information Officer, I will continue the tradition of working in partnership with them to ensure timely and accurate information is shared with the community." Sergeant Paul Parizek

After hours requests for contact with the Public Information Officer should be directed to the Des Moines Police Department Records Section at (515) 283-4824.