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Des Moines Police Officer

Starting Annual Salary $ 75,608
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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 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:
  • Patrol
  • Community Outreach
  • K-9
  • Special Tactics and Response
  • School Resource Officer
  • Robbery and Homicide Investigation
  • Financial Crimes Investigation
  • Bomb Squad
  • Dive Team
  • Narcotic Investigations
  • Academy

•      High School Diploma or GED
•      21 Years Old
•      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 on day one ($73,050)
•      24 Week Academy
•      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 Des Moines Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorites encouraged to apply.