• Des Moines Police Department

    The Des Moines Police Department is located at 25 E. First Street. The non-emergency general information phone number is 515-283-4824.

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  • Run With Police on Saturday May 16th

    Join us for the First Annual Run With Police on Saturday May 16th, 10AM starting in the 100 blk. Of E. Court Avenue right outside of the Des Moines Police Station, and finishing back at the station. This is a timed 5K race/run/walk event which benefits Special Olympics of Iowa and also recognizes National Police Week.

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Some Disqualifying Factors

 

• Conviction of a felony (Conviction of other, less serious offenses or any offense will be evaluated based upon how recently it occurred, severity, frequency, and circumstances)

 

• Conviction of domestic abuse will disqualify the applicant from employment consideration

 

• Conviction of assault or theft will disqualify the applicant from employment consideration

 

• A consistent pattern of unexplained failures to meet debt obligations

 

• Giving false information on the application, during the application process, or any attempt of deception or fraud in connection with the examination process

 

• History of excessive use of alcohol without successful rehabilitation

 

• Current (past 12 months) or excessive use or abuse of alcohol

 

• Marijuana use in the past 24 months

 

• Use of other illegal drugs in the past 36 months  (Illegal drugs, include, but are not limited to: Hashish; Hash oil; Heroin; LSD; Amphetamines; Steroids; Cocaine; Crack; Methadone; Morphine and/or opium; Acid, Microdots, Windowpane, etc.; Mescaline. Use or experimentation with drugs, other than noted above, will be evaluated)

 

• Use of any illegal drug or conviction of a felony or any other serious offense after becoming an applicant

 

• A felony conviction or conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude (moral turpitude can be, but is not limited to any of the following acts: income tax evasion, perjury, theft, indecent exposure, sex crimes, conspiracy to commit a crime, defrauding the government, and illegal drug sales. Various factors, however, may cause an offense, which is generally not regarded as constituting moral turpitude to be regarded as such. For example, a record of a number of convictions for criminal mischief would involve moral turpitude, whereas a single act would not).