• 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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Police Records

The Records Section provides valuable information to various public entities and private businesses by making available public records maintained by the Des Moines Police Department.

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Vehicle Impounds

For inquiries regarding motor vehicles that have been impounded by the Des Moines Police Department use the following phone numbers; Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM call (515) 283-4850 after hours and on weekends call (515) 283-4824.

Traffic Enforcement
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Traffic Complaint Line

The Des Moines Police Department has created a phone hot-line for the purpose of receiving traffic related complaints. Citizens will be able to call the hot-line number of (515) 271-4655 and leave voice mail messages of specific traffic complaints.