Iowa Peace Officers


David Lorenzen is Chief of Motor Vehicle Enforcement for the Iowa DOT. David has been married to Cheryl for 32 years, she is a teacher with the Johnston Public School District. They have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. David grew up in Le Mars Iowa and currently lives in Waukee. He has spent over 31 years in Law Enforcement having graduated from the ILEA in 1979, (56th Basic). He began his Law Enforcement career as a Deputy Sheriff in Sioux County for the first five years and the past 26 years with the Iowa Department of Transportation Office of Motor Vehicle Enforcement. He has worked in Hawarden, Oelwein and was promoted to Chief in 2006.


Chief Lorenzen represents the IPOA on the Governors' Drug Policy Advisory Council and at the 2009 Conference was appointed to serve as Vice President of the association.


Chief Lorenzen teaches Sunday School at Valley Evangelical Free Church in West Des Moines. David's hobbies when not working include: working out, golf, spending time with family and of course, spoiling the grandkids.


Chief David J. Lorenzen


Office of Motor Vehicle Enforcement

6310 Southeast Convenience Blvd

Ankeny, IA 50021

PBX: 515-237-3219

CELL: 515-250-3372

FAX: 515-237-3382