DPS RETIREMENT: Larry Noble Retiring

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The head of Iowa’s Department of Public Safety will retire next month.

Friday, Gov. Terry Branstad accepted the resignation of Larry Noble as commissioner of the DPS. Noble will step down July 5th to spend more time with his family.

“It is with regret that I accept Larry’s resignation, as he was an exemplary commissioner, and will be missed by all who served with him,” said Branstad. “Larry has been a partner in effectively managing the safety needs, of Iowans. I am thankful to Larry for his service and dedication to this very consuming job.”

Branstad announced that Steve Ponsetto will serve as the interim commissioner during the search for Noble’s replacement.