The Des Moines Police Department Academy is recognized by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy as a Regional Training Facility. As such, the Des Moines Regional Academy is charged with the responsibility of providing a variety of levels of training to area law enforcement. The Des Moines Regional Academy oversees the training for approximately 800 total employees from the Des Moines Police Department and the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
The City of Des Moines will open the application procedure for the position of Police Officer on November 18th, 2015 and end on January 15th, 2016.
2015 Des Moines Police Department Recruiting Video www.youtube.com/watch
POST Test and Cooper Test Video www.youtube.com/watch
Some of the training opportunities offered by the Des Moines Regional Police Academy:
Basic Jail Schools
Law Enforcement Basic Training
In cooperation with the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, the Des Moines Regional Academy hosts a variety of specialty classes for area law enforcement.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office and Des Moines Police Department both offer the use of their range facilities to all local, state and federal law enforcement for their training needs.
Personnel & Training Section
The Des Moines Police Academy is the heart of the Department's Personnel & Training Section. Personnel issues rank high among duties for this section. The staff is continually involved in hiring processes for sworn and non-sworn positions within the Department. We work closely with the Civil Service Commission and the City of Des Moines Human Resources Department to identify the best qualified applicants. Des Moines Police Academy personnel are responsible for recruiting, testing, evaluating, and hiring new employees. They are also responsible for maintaining medical and training records for all Des Moines Police Department employees.
Employment Assistance Resources:
In an attempt to identify and prepare potential candidates for police service, Iowa Workforce Development offers an array of services and testing resources to prepare for employment testing. The Des Moines Police Department recognizes the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC).
The NCRC does not exempt applicants from taking the mandatory POST test (Police Officer Standards and Training) administered by the City of Des Moines for the position of Police Officer.
To find out more about NCRC, go to www.iowaworkforce.org
For additional information email us at:
General Information - Personnel Unit - Training Unit