Des Moines Police Department
page provides answers to some commonly asked questions about the Des Moines
Police Department. The Des Moines Police Department is located at #25 East
First Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309. General number to police
communications is 515-283-4811. Emergency number is 911.
The City of Des Moines no longer operates a jail facility. All prisoners are taken immediately to the Polk County Jail. Polk County Jail number is 515-286-3801.
The largest Division of the Des Moines Police Department is Patrol Services. Des Moines "black and whites" roll 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Questions about any facet of the uniformed operation can be obtained by calling 515-283-4836, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. After hours call 515-283-4811.
Following are commonly asked questions and answers received by the Des Moines Police Department.
Q. How do I hire an off-duty officer?
Q. How do I make a donation to the Police Association?
Q. Where can I find out if a particular person is in jail?
Q. Where do I need to send a check for a traffic ticket?
Q. Where can I get a State accident report?
Q. If the police were not called to an accident, and I call later because I am experiencing problems, will they make a report at that time?
Q. I'm moving into a certain neighborhood and want to know what the crime statistics are. Can I acquire that information?
Q. Who is the tow company for the Des Moines Police Department?
Q. Where is the Des Moines Police Academy?
Q. Where is the Des Moines Police Traffic Unit?
Q. Where is the Animal Control Unit?
Q. Where do I go to file a complaint against a Des Moines Police Officer?
Q. Where do I call to get bicycle, property, and vehicle auction dates?
Division Criminal Investigations Division
Administrative Services Division
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