Mario Pagni

Crisis Response & Training Manager


Mario Pagni


Phone: (808) 956-8509

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (MPA – Master of Public Administration)
  • University of Alaska Southeast (O.E. in Law Enforcement)
  • Iowa State University (B.S. – Forest Ecosystem Management)
  • Iowa State University (B.S. – Public Service and Administration in Agriculture)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (A.A. Liberal Arts)



Mario Pagni has over 20 years of professional experience in a variety of fields including law enforcement, public safety, natural resources management, business management, public administration, real estate, construction, and customer service. Mario fulfills a unique position within DPS coordinating both departmental hiring and training. He also facilitates public training sessions as part of the Crime Prevention Unit. Mario serves in an Emergency Management role during any incident requiring a coordinated emergency response.

My Role at DPS
  • Departmental Training Coordinator
  • Crime Prevention Unit Coordinator
  • Recruitment and Hiring
  • Accreditation and Policy Analysis
  • Emergency and Crisis Response