Officer Entry Level/Certified/SPO*-Des Moines Police Department (IA)

Date Posted: November 16, 2023

Employer: Des Moines Police Department


Starting Annual Salary New Recruit -$ 75,608 Certified Officers* $ 82,056

*Certified Officers that meet the qualifications for SPO

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The City of Des Moines Police Department is the largest and only self-sustained police department in the state of Iowa, consisting of 373 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
Robbery and Homicide Investigation
Financial Crimes Investigation
Bomb Squad
Dive Team
Narcotic Investigations
Police Academy

•      High School Diploma or GED

•      21 Years Old by April 2nd, 2024

•      US Citizen

•      Valid Drivers License

•      No Felony Convictions

•      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 on day one ($73,050) ($82,056 for Certified Officers*)

•      24 Week Basic Academy/ 14 Week Certified Academy

•       Academy is 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 and The Des Moines Police Department are committed to Equal Opportunity and Non-Discriminatory selection procedures.

For more information, please visit: https://www.dsm.city/departments/police-division/police_department_recruitment.php

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