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Des Moines Police Department


Starting Annual Salary Entry Level-$ 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 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:

·         Patrol

·         Community Outreach

·         K-9

·         Special Tactics and Response

·         Robbery and Homicide Investigation

·         Financial Crimes Investigation

·         Bomb Squad

·         Dive Team

·         Narcotic Investigations

·         Police Academy

Job Requirements

• 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)

• 24 Week Basic 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.​