Welcome to the Department of Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety at Iowa State University is a group of professionals in law enforcement, parking, and risk management. We work in partnership with the university community to improve the quality of life by enhancing safety, personal security, and campus access services for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. We provide an ethical people-orientated work environment where employees may enjoy their jobs, 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.

In the event of an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

We hope this site serves as a useful reference for you. We welcome your comments and suggestions: