Reporting Suspicious Behavior
While the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management works collaboratively with many law enforcement agencies (including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security), the agency does not have law enforcement authority.
If you wish to report any type of suspicious behavior you have witnessed, please contact your local law enforcement agency. The Iowa State Sheriffs and Deputies Association has a link with their member directory on their website. Or, you can contact your city police department.
- Iowa State Sheriffs and Deputies Association
- Iowa Police Chiefs Association
- Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) Municipal Department Links
- Iowa Sheriff Office Links (ILEA)
Report immigration-related suspicious behavior to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by calling 1-866-347-2423.
If you have received an email supposedly from Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management or any other government or law enforcement agency claiming that you owe money or threatening you with legal action, please contact your local law enforcement agency. Identity thieves will constantly try to trick you to give them your personal information (credit card numbers, bank account information, passwords, etc.). Don't write back, and don't give them any personal information!
If you have received such an email, you may also click here to report it to the Internet Crimes Complaint Center.