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

Thanks to everyone who joined us at this mornings Coffee With A Cop! If you couldn't make the early event, we are hosting a second at 5 p.m. today! Come on out!

Here are this week's mobile radar locations. Please drive safely! Monday 100 Blk 56th 4400 Blk Ingersoll 900 Blk 56th Tuesday 2500 Blk Delaware 1800 Blk E 9th 2500 Blk Hubbell Wednesday 2000 Blk SE Hartford 1700 Blk E McKinley 5100 Blk S Union Thursday 700 Blk W MLK Pkwy 1700 Blk University 200 Blk E 6th Friday 1500 Blk Hickman 1400 Blk Beaver 5100 Blk Franklin

Have a safe, and happy, Beggars Night, Des Moines!!!

Beggar's Night is Tuesday, but DMPD got a jump on the fun this weekend and brought Trunk or Treat to Carver Elementary and Urban Dreams! Great time in the neighborhoods!

Here are this week's mobile radar locations. Remember...Beggars Night is Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. Let's keep the streets safe for our little ghouls and goblins! 10/29/18 100 block of E. 6th 600 block of E. University 2100 block of E. University 10/30/18 800 block of E. Court 2300 block of Saylor 600 block of Penn 10/31/18 2800 block of Douglas 3500 block of Grand 5200 block of Grand 11/1/18 7000 block of Fleur 3400 block of SW 12th 2000 block of Park ave 11/2/18 700 block of ML King 2400 block of Hickman 1600 block of University

Today, DMPD and IMT hosted the Crimefighter Award Luncheon at the Embassy Suites Downtown. This annual event recognizes citizens who have gone above and beyond to help make Des Moines a safe place to live, work, and play! This year's honorees are: CRIME FIGHTER AWARDS Andrew Anderson Belinda Burkett Carl Davidson Jason Rincon HUMANITARIAN AWARDS (LIFE SAVING) Jeremy Brandt Rex Bullard & Amber Higgins Lelanie Burkett & Steven Russell Roseann Martin-Norris Emily Carroll, Tyler Dennis, & Lisa Darrell Austin Wheeler & Dmitri Mejia Gary Finn Ayden Thompson COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS Michele Brant MaKayla Nemmers Carl Voss Purdue University Thanks to all who came out to recognize these outstanding accomplishments!

Once again, DMPD and the Iowa Dept. of Public Safety are teaming up with the Food Bank of Iowa to "arrest hunger"! The Arresting Hunger campaign runs through Nov. 19th, and your donations are needed. You can go to, hit the "donate now" tab, and 100% of your donation will go to help food insecure families throughout Iowa!

Check out this video from the Evelyn K. Davis Park rebuild!

***TRAFFIC ALERT*** A crash at the intersection of Merle Hay Road and University Avenue is creating significant traffic delays. The traffic control signal has been knocked down, and repair efforts are expected to last throughout the evening commute. We strongly recommend that you avoid driving through this area, if possible. Thanks!

Thanks to our friends at Serve Credit Union for the generous donation to the DMPD Fallen Officers Memorial Fund! Serve has a long tradition of supporting public safety employees and their families. We appreciate all that you do!

Here are this week's mobile radar locations. Please drive safely! 10/22/18 4800 blk Hickman 5300 blk Aurora 2700 blk 50th Street 10/23/18 3600 blk E. University 3800 blk Vandalia 2200 blk E. MLK 10/24/18 100 blk SE 6th 900 blk Maury 1200 blk Keosauqua Way 10/25/18 2500 blk Park Ave 1600 blk SE 6th 3100 blk SW 9th 10/26/18 1400 blk 19th street 5200 blk Grand 1600 blk 44th

Thanks to our partners at Urban Dreams, O'Halloran, NAPA, QSC, Broadlawns Med. Center, DMPD Police Explorers, and our Community Ambassadors for their hard work at yesterdays Community Car Check Up! People began lining up at 6 a.m., and almost 400 cars were serviced in a little over 4 hours! Looking forward to next year!

Join us tomorrow at North High School for our annual free car checkup! Professionals from O'Halloran Intl, NAPA, DMPD, and Urban Dreams will be checking lights, wipers, car seats, and making minor repairs! 9 a.m. to Noon, and there will also be free snacks!

****UPDATE**** Mid-American worked some miracles, and Fleur Drive is open again. Thanks for your patience! ***TRAFFIC ALERT*** Fleur Drive, southbound from Army Post Road, is closed while crews work to repair a damaged gas line. This closure is expected to last up to 5 hours, and will impact the evening rush hour. Please find an alternate route if needing to travel through this area. Thanks!

One of best rewards of our community partnerships, is seeing the positive impact on families. Yesterday, building on the generosity of the William C. Knapp Charitable Foundation, DMPD, DM Parks and Rec, our City leaders, Knapp employees, and members of our community came together to assemble new playground equipment and plant 17 new trees at Evelyn K. Davis Park. It's awesome to think about how this work will be enjoyed for many years to come! Thanks to all who pitched in!

DMPD honored our 2018 retirees last night at the Annual Retirement Dinner. Thanks to all the current employees, and retirees, who came out to show our appreciation for decades of devoted service to our community! Enjoy your well-deserved retirement!

Here are this week's mobile radar locations. Please drive safely! 10/15/18 200 block of SW Kenyon 6600 block of SE 5th 1600 block of E. Army Post 10/16/18 2800 block of E. Grand 1600 block of E. Hull 1600 block of E. University 10/17/18 3500 block of Center 4400 block of 50th street 3700 block of Douglas 10/18/18 6800 block of Fleur 1500 block of E. Army Post 5600 block of SW 14th 10/19/18 1700 block of Euclid 3800 block of Franklin 4200 block of Hickman

With only one month in service, the DMPD NIBIN technology has proven successful in connecting guns to crime, and crime to criminal! On 29 Sept, officers investigated the sixth in a series of convenience store robberies with similar characteristics. In this incident, the robber escalated his violence and fired a handgun at a witness. DMPD Crime Scene Investigators recovered shell casings at that scene. On 30 Sept, officers investigating an accidental shooting incident encounter encountered 18 year old Ankeny resident Damir Young. Young was found to have two handguns in his possession, one of which was a stolen handgun. He was arrested. In the days that followed, the DMPD Crime Scene Investigation Unit was able to scientifically connect the casings from the robbery, to the gun Young possessed. That evidence, along with additional evidence gathered by detectives, resulted in Young being charged with one count of Robbery-1st degree. Excellent work, complemented by top of the line technology! We're proud of Investigations Division! Check out KCCI'S story at the link below...

A pioneer in the DMPD family Captain (Ret.) Richard Sanders passed away on Oct 10th. Capt. Sanders began his career in 1962, rising to the rank of Captain, before retiring in 1993. Capt. Sanders was the first black Captain in the history of DMPD. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Capt. Sanders.

Tomorrow is the last day to pay overdue (120+ days) parking tickets! Follow the link below to get the info you need... Thanks!

Here are this week's mobile radar locations. Please drive safely! 10/8/18 1100 block of Carpenter 1200 block of Chautauqua Pkwy 1700 block of University 10/9/18 1400 block of E. 18th 3300 block of Scott 3700 block of E. University 10/10/18 200 block of E Creston 400 block of SW 3rd 700 block of Indianola 10/11/18 1900 block of Army Post 1800 block of Park Ave 3100 block of SW 9th 10/12/18 4900 block of Grand Ave 1600 block of 48th St 1600 block of Hickman

Here are this week's mobile radar locations. Please drive safely! 10/1/18 3900 block of E 29th 1800 block of Euclid 2300 block of Dean Ave 10/2/18 4100 block of University 5300 block Ingersoll 1300 block of 40th street 10/3/18 200 block of E Creston 400 block of SW 3rd 1100 block of Davis 10/4/18 1900 block of Army Post 1800 block of Park Ave 3100 block of SW 9th 10/5/18 5100 block Grand ave 1600 block of 48th st 1600 block of Hickman

RIP, Lt....

Girl Cops Are Awesome and Cops Against Cancer are teaming up again to gather donations for chemo comfort bags! The bags will then be delivered to metro cancer patients. This years goal is 500 bags! You can help by donating any of the items listed here at the Des Moines Police Department or the Dallas County Sheriffs Office, or by going online at Thanks much!