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    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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Purchasing Police Records

Public records may be requested by filling out an Application for Public Records. This form along with the fee may be submitted in person to the Records Section located on the 1st floor of the Des Moines Police Department, 25 East 1st Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309, from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, seven days a week, or by mail to the attention of the Records Section at the address above. If you have questions, please call the Records Section at (515) 283-4896.


Many items can be processed the same day the request is received. However, audio recordings and photos may take three to five days to process. 

Report Type Price
Police Case Report $5.00 (each)
Arrest Record $5.00 (each)
Accident Report $5.00 (each)
Trip Log $5.00 (each)
Dispatch Tape Recording $15.00 (each)
In-Car Video Recording $15.00 (each)
Photo CD $15.00 (each)
Fingerprinting Fee $10.00 (each)