Des Moines PD calls for service

Jonathan Mummolo filed this request with the Des Moines Police Department of Des Moines, IA.

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From: Jonathan Mummolo

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Iowa Open Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Data on calls for service to the Des Moines Police Department including the date, time, location of the call (address, block or coordinates), the nature of incident, and any data on outcomes of incidents (for example, whether the call resulted in an arrest or summons). We are requesting data for as far back as such information is preserved.

If this request is unclear, we ask that you contact us for clarification rather than denying our request outright. We further ask that if certain information cannot be shared that you fulfill our request in part rather than denying it in full, and explain the reason (relevant statute and code section) for withholding any information.

If records are digitized (i.e. they exist in database or spreadsheet form) we ask that data be supplied in digital form rather than via hard copies.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Jonathan Mummolo

From: Des Moines Police Department


Our IT staff has estimated that it would take approximately 16 hours to create the document that you have requested. The estimated expense would be $560.

There are over 2.9 million calls for service available, of which approximately 650,000 have a disposition.

If you would like to modify your request, or if you have questions, please return this email with a contact number and I will reach out to you.



Sgt. Paul Parizek

Public Information Officer, Media Office

Des Moines Police Department

(515) 720-4043


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