DESCOM is short for Des Moines County Communications. DESCOM was created in 2014 by the various public safety entities in the county to serve the citizens and Police and Fire departments of Des Moines county. DESCOM is the sole PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point) and dispatch center in the county and handles all 911 and admin calls for service in the county.
DESCOM utilizes various national standards such as Emergency Medical Dispatching and MABAS fire dispatching to provide the citizens of the county prompt and professional service in its times of need.
Des Moines County, Iowa is proud to provide enhanced emergency calling and emergency alerts to residents, visitors, and workers. Download the SirenGPS app on your smartphone and complete the registration to participate. Click here to learn more.
DECOM recieves all Emergency calls and dispatches police, fire, and medical calls for the entire county
DESCOM works with officers and Des Moines County Skywarn to alert the residents of severe weather