• Des Moines Police Department

    The Des Moines Police Department is located at 25 E. First Street. The non-emergency general information phone number is 515-283-4824.

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  • Run With Police on Saturday May 16th

    Join us for the First Annual Run With Police on Saturday May 16th, 10AM starting in the 100 blk. Of E. Court Avenue right outside of the Des Moines Police Station, and finishing back at the station. This is a timed 5K race/run/walk event which benefits Special Olympics of Iowa and also recognizes National Police Week.

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Des Moines Police Department LogoAbout the Des Moines Police Department

 

As the largest and most urban law enforcement agency in the state, the Des Moines Police Department has a strong commitment to community policing. We encourage our residents to help us address issues occurring in their neighborhoods and to participate in the resolution of their concerns. Our Neighborhood Based Service Delivery Program has been expanded, assigning detectives and Traffic Unit officers to neighborhoods to provide citizens with greater access to department resources.

Our department consists of an authorized strength of 376 sworn officers and 109 civilian support personnel. The department is organized into three divisions: the Administrative Services Division, Operations Division and the Investigations Division. All divisions are commanded by Majors who report directly to the Chief of Police. 


The Operations Division consists of the Patrol Services Bureau and the Homeland Security Bureau.

The Investigations Division is made up of the:

Detective Bureau, which is the investigative arm for the department and encompasses the Intelligence Section, the Family Conflict Section, the Crimes Against both Persons and Property, the Identification Section, which is our forensics section, the Vice and Narcotics Section and the Personnel and Training Section. 
 
The Des Moines Police Department is dedicated to protecting the citizens of this community by impartially enforcing the laws of the state and the city, as well as providing emergency security during times of natural disasters.
 
 Departmental Mission

 

The Des Moines Police Department will work in partnership with our community to protect lives and property, and to enforce laws impartially.