De Soto Police Department

The De Soto Police Department is committed to being responsive to the community in the delivery of quality law enforcement services. We recognize our responsibility to maintain order, while affording dignity and respect to every individual. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for the citizens of De Soto through a partnership with the community that promotes safe, secure streets and neighborhoods.

The De Soto Police Department is staffed with a full-time Chief of Police, two part time certified officers and five reserve officers.


Chief of Police – Dustin Runge
Dallas County Sheriff’s Office Non Emergency Dispatch: 515-993-4567
Emergency Phone: dial 911

 Thank you to Insurance Auto Auction

The City of De Soto Iowa wishes to extend our deepest thanks to Insurance Auto Auction for the generous gift of $5,070 toward the purchase of a DVR Camera System from Watch Guard that will go in the police vehicles.