Police Officer

We are currently accepting applications until Thursday March 1, 2018 at 11:59 pm. 

Police Officer

$51,251/year** to $74.958/year

Are you interested in a career opportunity to perform diverse tasks focused on working with the community to solve problems?  The West Des Moines Police Department is seeking community- and service-oriented applicants for full-time Police Officer. Must be 21 and have an Associate’s Degree or 60 college credits in any academic major. Three years of active military duty or as a sworn law enforcement officer substitutes for education requirements. Successful candidates will have critical thinking and problem-solving abilities as well as strong writing and speaking skills.

**Certified Law Enforcement Officers in the State of Iowa with post academy service may qualify for the following:

2 - 4 years of service - $53,581

4 - 5 years of service - $55,827

5+ years of service - $59,072

CLICK HERE for the full job description and to apply.  Public computers are available at the library and in the HR office at City Hall. Post-offer, pre-employment physical, drug test, and psychological evaluation required.

The City of West Des Moines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 Recruitment Poster 2018

We are hosting a recruiting open house on February 17th, 2018. Attendance is not required to apply but will give potential applicants an inside look at our department. The sessions will last approximately 2 hours and it is very important you arrive prior to the start times (10:00 am or 1:00 pm). Reservations are not required. 

Open House Poster

Questions? Contact Lt. Kock at brent.kock@wdm.iowa.gov or at 515-222-3357


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