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Police Officer - Entry Level & Certified

Des Moines Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Des Moines Police Department
433 E. Army Post Road
Des Moines, IA 50315

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 12/19/23
  • @ 4:00 PM CST

Salary:

  • Starting:

    • $75,608 - Entry Level
    • $82,056 - Certified

    Great benefits and retirement package.

Sworn:

  • 373

Population:

  • 212,000

Position Details

Certified/SPO must meet rank requirements at hire. 

Apply Here!

Join the Des Moines Police Department:

DSM.CITY/JOINDMPD

Questions:

Contact:

DMPDrecruiting@dmgov.org

OR

515-557-0446

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
  • School Resource Officer
  • Robbery and Homicide Investigation
  • Financial Crimes Investigation
  • Bomb Squad
  • Dive Team
  • Narcotic Investigations 

Police Academy Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 21 Years Old by April 2, 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.



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