DPS: DEDICATION - PURPOSE - SERVICE
For you, a day's work is not just about showing up. You are looking for purpose and meaning in what you do everyday - in a job and in your career.
If you want an opportunity to start a journey with purpose on a high-performance team dedicated to serving and protecting others, search no more! DPS is Iowa's premier and accredited law enforcement agency - the home of the Iowa State Patrol, Division of Criminal Investigation, Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Division of Intelligence and Fusion, State Fire Marshal's Office, and the DPS Basic Academy. The Department serves the public safety needs of all Iowans with a mission to provide assistance to law enforcement agencies, including all of Iowa's ninety-nine (99) county sheriff's offices and over four-hundred (400) municipal police and fire departments.
If you demonstrate the qualities of high personal ethics, superior physical and mental capabilities, and a commitment to serve and protect others - you will be successful on our team!
We encourage you to apply with us during an open application window and look forward to seeing you in a future Academy selection process!
- Am I Qualified?
- Essential Physical Job Tasks and Functions
- The Hiring Process
- DPS Academy
- Vision and Hearing Standards for Peace Officer Applicants
- Out-of-State/Military Applicants
- Still Have Questions?
Salary and Benefits
- Retirement Investors' Club (Deferred Compensation)
- HR Information for Employees
- Specialty Units
- Veterans Preference Points
- Paid vacation and sick leave
- Paid holidays
- Fleet take-home vehicle assigned to Trooper 2 and Special Agent 2 (DCI) officers
- Uniforms, equipment and firearms provided
- Uniform cleaning allowance
- Promotional opportunities
Join The Team That Protects Iowans
Check out this video to get your key questions answered, learn more about who we are, what we do and how you can join our team!
DPS is a Home Base Iowa Employer
DPS recognizes that the strong skill sets veterans acquire while in the military are of great value and highly transferable to both peace officer and civilian positions within the Department. Through Home Base Iowa, DPS is afforded the opportunity to connect with those veterans who want to make Iowa their home. Working together, Home Base Iowa and DPS can make veteran's employment aspirations become a reality.
Why relocate to Iowa?
The State of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer