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.