Des Moines at a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


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Full-time law enforcement staff, Des Moines Police Department

  • 367 Officers
  • 97 Civilian staff

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • 1.71 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.

Federal grant funding for Des Moines

Data was last updated December 18, 2022


We identified over $9.9M in federal grant funding, FY 2013-2023

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Des Moines
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$239,677.25 9/1/2022
8/31/2024
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
$175,808.00 10/1/2021
9/30/2025
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
$321,581.00 9/1/2021
8/31/2024
CITY OF DES MOINES 2021 WMD SWAT STATEWIDE Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency 97.067 Homeland Security Grant Program Sub
$169,638.00 10/1/2020
9/30/2024
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

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Military equipment transfers


We were unable to locate any military equipment transfers for this location using the LESO Property Transferred to Participating Agencies database published by the Defense Logistics Agency. It is possible that this location has acquired military equipment for policing via other sources or programs.

Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data last updated January 25, 2022


Settlements

We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in policy changes and $70,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
2021

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.

Policy changes
Compensation
$70,000.00