• 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.


  • 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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 Patrol Support UnitPatrol Support Unit

The Patrol Support Unit provides support for the three watches that make up the Patrol Bureau under the Operations Division.  The support staff addresses all work related issues regarding efficiency and equipment for the Patrol Bureau.  This unit also coordinates public activities, annual shift bidding, training, fleet management, and equipment maintenance and testing for the Patrol Bureau.  Patrol Support Unit is under the Assistant Chief of the Operations Division and commanded by a Captain.  Patrol Support Unit is supervised by a Sergeant and includes two Senior Police Officers, a cadet, and two civilian employees.


They also assist with the research and testing of new equipment and are responsible for management of vehicles used by officers in the Patrol Division.