Des Moines at a glance
Population by race and Hispanic origin
Cities in this database with the most similarly-sized populations
Full-time law enforcement staff, Des Moines Police Department
- 339 Officers
- 138 Civilian staff
Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents
- 1.61 Des Moines
- 1.6 National average, cities with 100,000 to 249,999 population
- 2.2 National average
These figures reflect the Des Moines Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.
|Amount||Start and end dates||Recipient and description||Awarding agency||CFDA program||Type|
|CITY OF DES MOINES THE CITY OF DES MOINES, IOWA IS PURSUING ACCREDITATION THROUGH THE COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES (CALEA) PROGRAM. THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL COMMIT A MAJOR, SERGEANT, AND AN ANALYST TO THE PROGRAM TO PROVIDE OVERSIGHT AND MAINTAIN OPEN COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE CHIEF OF POL…||Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions||16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants||Prime|
|CITY OF DES MOINES THE EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT (JAG) PROGRAM ALLOWS UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING TRIBES, TO SUPPORT A BROAD RANGE OF ACTIVITIES TO PREVENT AND CONTROL CRIME BASED ON THEIR OWN STATE AND LOCAL NEEDS AND CONDITIONS. GRANT FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR STATE AND LOCAL INITIATIVES, …||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
|CITY OF DES MOINES 2021 WMD SWAT STATEWIDE||Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency||97.067 Homeland Security Grant Program||Sub|
|CITY OF DES MOINES TECHNICAL ADVANCEMENTS AND EQUIPMENT TO SUPPORT PUBLIC AND OFFICER SAFETY||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in policy changes and $70,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.
In August 2021, in order to settle a lawsuit arising out of protests at the Iowa State Capitol in the summer of 2020 the state agreed to pay protesters $70,000 and no longer ban them from entering the Capitol building.
Following their arrests at the Capitol building during a protest against felon disenfranchisement, five protestors sued Iowa Department of Public Safety Commissioner Stephan Bayens, alleging that banning them from the Capitol grounds was a violation of their First Amendment rights. The lawsuit was settled after a US District Court judge issued an order preventing the enforcement of the ban. The protesters' bans were lifted, they received $70,000, and the Iowa Department of Public Safety agreed to train its officers assigned to the Capitol on First Amendment rights of protestors.