Drone view of central campus on a late afternoon in the fall.

Department of Public Safety

    The Department of Public Safety at Iowa State University is a group of professionals in law enforcement, parking, risk management, and building security services. We work in partnership with the university community to enhance safety, personal security, and access services on campus. We provide an ethical, people-orientated work environment for employees to utilize their talents to solve university community problems, demonstrate respect for others, and grow as individuals.

    The DPS staff is dedicated to making your experience at Iowa State as safe and pleasant as possible and we welcome your assistance. If you witness any suspicious activity, please call the department immediately at 515-294-4428. Call 911 for emergencies.

    ISU Police car parked in front of Beardshear Hall.

    ISU Police Department

    ISU Police collaborate with experts, campus partners, agencies, and community members to provide a holistic approach to cooperative prevention and response.

    More about ISU Police

    We need to be part of the community, and the community needs to be part of us. None of us can do this alone.

    Michael Newton, Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police

    Award-winning service

    The Department of Public Safety awards program recognizes exceptional efforts of DPS employees and community members in an annual ceremony.