Area Resources
Emergency Services
Ambulance SCATContact:  
416 9th Street
Sheldon, IA 51201
Phone: 911

Department of Criminal InvestigationContact:   
260 N.W. 48th Place
Des Moines, IA 50313
Phone: (515) 725-0030

Commissioner Eugene T. Meyer appointed John F. Quinn to succeed Stephen E. Bogle as the Division of Criminal Investigation Director effective June 27, 2008.

The Division of Criminal Investigation, (DCI) was created in 1921 to provide investigative support and expertise to law enforcement agencies across the state.

Iowa Amber AlertContact:   

The purpose of the AMBER Plan is to provide a rapid response to the most serious child-abduction cases. When an AMBER Alert is activated, law-enforcement agencies immediately gain the assistance of thousands of broadcast and cable listeners and viewers throughout the area. The plan relies on the community to safely recover the abducted child. It is hoped that this early warning system will not only coerce a kidnapper into releasing the child for fear of being arrested but also deter the person from committing the crime in the first place.

Iowa Department of TransportationContact:   
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: (515) 239-1101

Office hours at the Iowa DOT's main headquarters in Ames are Monday-Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central time zone, except state holidays.

Iowa Law Enforcement AcademyContact:   
7105 NW 70th Avenue
Johnston, IA 50131
Phone: 515.242.5357

Here at ILEA, we are excited to serve the people of Iowa as we bring excellence in training, testing, and standards to peace officers, telecommunicators, and jailers across the state. In an effort to modernize and streamline our operations we have created this new website for the men and women of the Iowa Law Enforcement Community and the citizens of Iowa.

Iowa State PatrolContact:   
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 725-6090

Although the Iowa State Patrol's primary mission continues to be a focus on saving lives through traffic enforcement, the organization is in a unique position to respond and provide a sustained assistance to local agencies during large scale events or natural disasters that have occurred in the state. Historically, these events have included prison riots, college campus unrest, high-risk warrant execution, tornados, flooding and domestic/international dignitary visits. In each of these circumstances, Iowa State Patrol personnel were instrumental in providing valuable assistance to various county, municipal, and federal agencies.

O'Brien County SheriffContact:    
Michael Anderson
240 1st street NE
Primghar, IA 51245
Phone: (712) 757-3415

The O'Brien County Sheriff's Office is here to serve its citizens by providing public safety services to all residents. Services include: 911 Emergency dispatching of all Sheriff, Police, Fire & EMS service providers, bike safety, child fingerprinting, farm/home watch, CRIMEDUSTERS™, crime prevention programs and many more.

The Weather ChannelContact:  

Travel InformationContact:  
Phone: (800) 288-1047