• DMPD K9 Teams wins First Place

    The DMPD K9 Team attended the Annual Region 21 Narcotic Trials in Fort Madison, Ia and for the first time in DMPD history, the team received first place during the competition for overall best team achievements.


  • Mounted Patrol Training

    Mounted Patrol officers and their horses train in a variety of unusual environments.




The Identification Section does fingerprinting from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, except on recognized federal or city holidays.    The Identification Section is located on the 2nd floor of the Des Moines Police Department, 25 East 1st Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309.

Prior to arriving at the Police Station

• The agency or person requesting you be fingerprinted should supply you with cards; we provide no cards for this service.
• Cost is $10 per card, paid by cash or check only. No credit or debit cards are accepted.
• You must bring a valid, non-expired government-issued picture ID with you; we will not fingerprint anyone without proper ID.
• This service is provided first-come, first-served; no appointments are taken. However, rarely is the wait more than five minutes.