Starting Annual Salary $ 75,608 for New Officers and $82,056 For Certified Officer with 60 college credits and 2 years of service

Application Deadline is March 31st, 2023 @4pm CST

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Join the Des Moines Police Department (

The City of Des Moines Police Department is the largest and only self-sustained police department in the state of Iowa, consisting of 372 sworn officers. The department offers a wide variety of job assignments throughout the Operations, Administrative Services and Investigations Divisions including but not limited to:
Community Outreach
Special Tactics and Response
School Resource Officer
Robbery and Homicide Investigation
Financial Crimes Investigation
Bomb Squad
Dive Team
Narcotic Investigations

• High School Diploma or GED
• 21 Years Old By date posted in the advertisement
• US Citizen
• Valid Drivers License
• No Felony Conviction
• No Domestic Abuse Convictions
• No Marijuana (Past 12 Mo)
• No Other Drugs (Past 24 Mo)
• Vison- No Worse than 20/100 and correctable to 20/20
• Normal Color Vison
• Normal Hearing
• Full salary during training
• 24 Week Academy for new recruits/ 13 weeks for certified officers
• Monday-Friday (Weekends & Holidays off)
• Sleep at home every night (No barracks)
• Field Training – 12 Weeks with experienced officer
• Mentorship Program- Paired with experienced officer to assist and help guide you through the academy, field training and beyond.
The City of Des Moines is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply..

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