This page is not monitored 24/7. To report crime or an emergency, call 911. We will not accept reports of crime on social media.
The purpose of the site is to serve as a mechanism for communication between City departments and members of the public. City of Des Moines social media site articles and comments containing any of the following forms of content shall not be allowed:
a. Comments not topically related to the particular social medium article being commented upon.
b. Comments in support of or opposition to political campaigns or ballot measures.
c. Profane language or content.
d. Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of any individual’s sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, or any other basis prohibited by local, State, or Federal law.
e. Sexual content or links to sexual content.
f. Solicitations of commerce or promotion of a private business.
g. Conduct or encouragement of illegal activity.
h. Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems.
i. Comments from children under 13 cannot be posted in order to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Act.
j. Anonymous posts.
The City reserves the right to restrict or remove any content that is deemed in violation of this social media policy or any applicable law.
We, the members of the Des Moines Police
Department are committed to provide
quality, professional law enforcement
services. We encourage a problem solving,
community policing philosophy and seek to
work together with the community as well
as other departments to effectively improve
the quality of life in our neighborhoods.
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