Des Moines Police Department

  • Agency: Des Moines Police Department
  • Address: 25 E 1st St, Des Moines, 50309 IA
  • Chief: Judy Bradshaw (Chief of Police)
Phone: (515) 283-4824
Fax: (515) 237-1665

Des Moines Police Department is located at 25 E 1st St, Des Moines, 50309 IA. The Chief of Police of the department is Judy Bradshaw. The Des Moines Police Department phone number is (515) 283-4824.

Des Moines Police Department News

It's Drake Relays week! Drive safely! Here are this week's mobile radar locations... 4/23/18 3900 block of E 29th 1800 block of Euclid 3300 block of Scott 4/24/18 4100 block of University 1600 block of 56th st 700 block of ML King 4/25/18 200 block of E Creston 400 block of SW 3rd 700 block of Indianola 4/26/18 1900 block of Army Post 1800 block of Park Ave 3100 block of SW 9th 4/27/18 500 block of N. Valley Dr 1600 block of 48th st 1600 block of Hickman

***TRAFFIC ALERT*** E. 29th Street, both northbound and southbound between Madison Ave. and Shawnee Ave., is CLOSED while the DMPD Traffic Unit investigates a serious crash. This closure is expected to last approximately 2 hrs. Please use an alternative route if needing to travel in this area. Thanks!

UPDATE 2: The female in the photograph has contacted detectives. She is not being charged at this time. Thanks to all who assisted us! UPDATE: FORGERY SUSPECT ARRESTED Our Facebook posse is the best! In only a few hours, the male suspect in this case was identified as 46 year old Tyra Roy Husted (rhymes with BUSTED). He wasn't hard to find, as he was already sitting in jail. We'll be extending his stay.... We still need to get his female associate identified. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Des Moines Police Department at 515-283-4811, Detective Rudolph at 515-237-1488, or Crimestoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400. You can also submit a tip online at Thanks for helping us help you!

It's not going to be THAT cold on Saturday... Let's help our friends over at the Parks & Rec Dept out, enjoy the trails and local businesses, and have a chance to win a new bike (just in time for REAL biking weather)!

Congratulations to the DMPD K-9 Unit for their strong performance at the USPCA Region 21 Narcotics Trials! The team placed 3rd, with three handlers/K-9's receiving individual awards: SPO Cordell Miller and Bello - 3rd Place Overall SPO Dao Meunsaveng and Nero - 1st Place Car Searches SPO Dustin Wing and Bingo - 2nd Place Room Searches Thank you to these hard-working officers and their K-9 partners! Being a K-9 handler is a 24 / 7 commitment, and we are proud of their service!

Des Moines Police Department detectives are requesting the community's assistance with identifying two forgery suspects. The man and woman pictured here recently forged stolen checks at local convenience stores. If you recognize them, please help us round them up by calling the Des Moines Police Department, 515-283-4811, Detective Rudolph at 515-237-1488, or Crimestoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400. You can also submit a tip online at Thanks!

I WANT YOU... to sign up for the Des Moines Police Department's Run with the Police! Saturday, May 19th @ 9:00 a.m. Register at Only open to the first 10,000 runners. So sign up soon!!

Mario Guevara, of the Atlanta, GA based Mundo Hispanico news, traveled to Des Moines to partner with local radio station La Patrona on a feature story about the DMPD and our unique, successful, and thriving relationship with our Latino community! Mario spoke with Sgt. Santizo, Sgt. Scarlett, and Sgt. Parizek about outreach in the schools, neighborhoods, and the department's philosophy and goals for the future. Thanks, Mundo Hispanico and La Patrona for sharing our story!

Here are this week's mobile radar locations. Drive safely! 4/16/18 800 block of 35th st 500 block of N. Valley 2100 block of Grand ave 4/17/18 3400 block of Scott Ave 4100 block of E. Sheridan 2700 block of E. 33rd 4/18/18 1800 block of Park Ave 1700 block of E. McKinley 2800 block of Indianola 4/19/18 300 block of Pennsylvania ave 1400 block of MLK 2000 block of SE MLK 4/20/18 5900 block of Muskogee 2400 block of Hickman 500 block of Fleur

***Temporary Road Closure*** Stanton Drive, both eastbound and westbound, from Fleur Dr. to SW 25th St. will be closed temporarily while the DMFD fights a fire. Please avoid this area for the next few hours. Thanks!

Thanks for the kind words, Jeremy! The officer is SPO Vinnie Quang. He is the School Resource Officer at Hoover High School. This is just one of the many ways he helps our kids each day! "Huge shoutout to DMPD on helping to start these kid’s day off on a positive note. Nearly every morning he stops by, does a game with them and the winner gets a treat. Thank you for what you do!! - Jeremy"

Here are this week's mobile radar locations. Drive safely! 4/9/18 1700 block of Easton 400 block of 56th 4/10/18 3800 block of SW 9th 4000 block of E. Sheridan 4/11/18 600 block of Fleur 6100 block Muskogee 4/12/18 600 block of University 3800 block of Park Ave 4/13/18 4300 block of Ingersoll 500 block of N. Valley Dr

Registration is now open for Safety City 2018! This fun summer camp is designed to teach 4-5 year old children the basic safety skills necessary for a safe transition into every day public interaction as they enter the fun & exciting world of school. Topics included will be stranger danger, pedestrian safety, police are our friends, safe animal interactions, water safety, stop drop & roll and much more! Guest appearances will be made by several Des Moines Police Officers, Des Moines Fire Department, Clickette the Fire Safety Clown and more! Please share this information with the parents you know who may have children who can benefit from this camp. Tuition is $35 per child which includes a bike helmet, t-shirt, training materials and a graduation presentation at the end of the session. Morning & afternoon sessions are available July 9-13 and space is limited! Please contact Senior Police Officer Isaac for additional details:

Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday to Texas Roadhouse to help metro law enforcement support Special Olympics Iowa! You make this one of our favorite fundraising events annually!

We've got a bear of a forecast on the way but cheer up, it's baseball season. Go Iowa Cubs!!

***TRAFFIC ALERT*** 7th and Cherry will be closed for approximately 2 hours while the Des Moines Police Department Traffic Unit investigates a serious crash. Please use an alternate route if needing to travel through this area. Thanks!

Great comments from one of our leaders... "I am proud and blessed to work with a bunch of great people! On Good Friday they worked all day and then seven of them got called back in right when they were heading home to work a couple major cases. A few of them were still there at midnight when I left. A couple of them will be following up all day today on their Saturday off. I saw them pull phone records, interview witnesses and neighbors, review social media, call cab companies, and other top secret stuff all to track down a bad guy. Once they tracked him down, he fought with one of the detectives until help arrived. These behind-the-scene detectives don't always get much credit for the long hours they put in and the menial paperwork and interviews they do every day. It's a team effort with Patrol and Crime Scene Unit folks that make these investigations work. You should know that if you're the rare victim of something really bad happening to you in Des Moines, many dedicated folks are working on your behalf regardless of the hour or occasional holiday." Thanks, Lt.!

Drive safely! 4/2/18 100 block of E. 6th 600 block of E. University 4/3/18 800 block of E. Court 2300 block of Saylor 4/4/18 2800 block of Douglas 3500 block of Grand 4/5/18 7000 block of Fleur 3400 block of SW 12th 4/6/18 700 block of ML King 2400 block of Hickman

Thanks to all who came out to Blank Park Zoo's story time today! We had a BLAST reading with the kids! Happy Easter!

Here are this week mobile radar locations. Drive safely! 3/26/18 1800 block of Army Post 1900 block of Thomas Beck 3/27/18 5300 block of Aurora 3400 block of 50th st 3/28/18 2100 block of 2nd Ave 600 block of E. University 3/29/18 3900 block of E Douglas 2700 block of E 42nd 3/30/18 4800 block of Hickman 2400 block of Beaver

EOW - 03/26/2016 RIP Susan and Carlos. We miss you...

Big thanks to our friends Austin and Grant for their surprise visit Friday! They got to hang out with Chief Wingert, visit with detectives, and help Sgt. Parizek during an interview with WHO TV Laura Barczewski! Way to brighten our day, guys!