Iowa Peace Officers


David Lorenzen is Chief of Motor Vehicle Enforcement for the Iowa DOT. David has been married to Cheryl for 33 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 38 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 33 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 was elected by the Board and ratified by the membership to serve as President of the IPOA from 2011 thru 2015. He then served two years as Past President and was again selected by the Board to serve as President at the 2017 Iowa Peace Officers Annual Conference. Members ratified the new board by unanimous vote.  President Lorenzen selected Captain Mike McKelvey to serve as our Vice President the next two years. The IPOA Board was honored to have Chief Lorenzen take this position again for the third time.


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