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City of West Des Moines
Police Officer

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Position Title: Police Officer
Concentration: Law Enforcement
Level of Entry: Entry Level

Hiring Agency

Agency: City of West Des Moines
Address: 4200 Mills Civic Parkway
City: West Des Moines
State: IA    Zipcode: 50265
Contact: Human Resources
Phone: 515-222-3616
Email Address:

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

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 certified officers and non-certified applicants for full-time Police Officer positions.


Must be 21 and have an Associate’s Degree or 60 college credits in any academic major. Three years of active military duty or three years as a sworn law enforcement officer substitutes for education requirements. Successful candidates will have the ability to relate to and work with people of diverse backgrounds, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, and strong writing and speaking skills.

**Certified Law Enforcement Officers with post academy service may qualify for the following:
2 - 4 years of post academy service - $32.36/hour ($67,309)
4 - 5 years of post academy service - $34.18/hour ($71,094)
5+ years of post academy service - $35.97/hour ($74,818)

See the City’s website at 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.

If interested, please submit an online application with the required attachments. To be considered, required materials must be submitted by 11:59 PM on Monday, December 12, 2022.

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

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 11/10/2022

Application Period Ends: 12/12/2022

Number Positions to be Filled: 1

Yearly Salary: $63,627.00
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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