Public Safety

    Welcome to the Van Meter Department of Public Safety page, brought to you by the men and women of the Van Meter Department of Public Safety.  As Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety let me first say that we are an organization dedicated to serving the Van Meter community.

    Van Meter is a growing community with a vision for the future. From a public safety perspective, this is a great time to live here. Crime continues to remain relatively low. Fire and EMS responses are quick and service based Moreover, the cooperative working relationship between the Department of Public Safety and the people we serve is the strongest it has ever been.

    It is clear that a solid community partnership is the most effective way of securing our communities, making them safer for all of us.

    Please take a few minutes to learn more about DPS's divisions and services. You will find that our employees are a dedicated, well-trained and enthusiastic group of professionals who take pride in their work. They are ready to work with you to make your home, your workplace, and this community an even better place to live.

    Bill Daggett, Public Safety Director and Chief of Police