Now Hiring Certified Officers
$5,000 Hiring Bonus
Advanced Pay for Years of Service
Trooper 2 Salary Information:
Starting pay $62,150.40
2 Years = $64,937.60
3 Years = $67,745.60
5+ Years = $70,532.80
10 STEP SELECTION PROCESS
The selection process for the State of Iowa requires successfully completing ALL of the 10 phases shown below, including attending and graduating from the DPS Academy. Failing any step will result in elimination from the process. Applicants are encouraged to produce the best test scores during each of the test phases so it allows the greatest opportunity for a Conditional Offer and Final Offer of Employment.
Benefits & FAQ
Learn about benefits provided by Iowa DPS and some answers to frequently asked questions.
DPS Academy: TRAIN THE BEST, TO BE THE BEST
Our goal at the Iowa Department of Public Safety is to develop well trained, self disciplined individuals who are mentally mature, physically sound, and emotionally stable. Our intense training program is designed to keep you and the public safe. From the moment you walk into the academy until the day you hit the streets, you will be professionally trained and equipped to be successful throughout your career. We earn our reputation at the Iowa Department of Public Safety.
JOIN DPS IN A PROFESSIONAL CAREER
There are so many ways to help the community and be a part of a great team here at Iowa DPS. Explore the opportunities we have to offer in a professional career.
EXECUTIVE PROTECTION | TRAVEL | EVENTS
We provide opportunities to work within the community at some of Iowa’s most spectacular events and venues. Air Wing, Chaplain Program, Crisis Negotiators, Honor Guard, Public Resource Officer Unit, Technical Collision Investigation (TI) Unit, K-9 Unit, Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program, Narcotics, Criminal Investigation, and so much more. Explore what we have to offer, and find your calling.
WE ARE HERE TO SERVE THE STATE OF IOWA
We proudly wear the Iowa Nice badge and working with the Iowa community is our passion. We aren’t serving strangers, we are helping friends, neighbors, fans, and family. You won’t find another community as friendly and supportive as the one we have here in Iowa.
DIVISION OF NARCOTICS ENFORCEMENT
You have a chance to make a difference in your community here at Iowa DPS. We are determined to clean the drugs off our streets. We target major drug related crimes and partner with outside state and Federal agencies. If you are dedicated and determined to make a difference, this is the Division for you.
DIVISION OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
Our opportunities within the DCI allows you to investigate the highest profile crimes across the State of Iowa. Our Criminal Investigation unit is the gold standard in solving crimes working with local and federal agencies. The options are endless, and you will be supported every step of the way to help achieve your goals.
State Fire Marshal’s Office
At Iowa DPS we offer opportunities you won’t find anywhere else, there is always room for professional growth. If you are looking for a challenge, seeking success, Iowa DPS is home.
WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP AT IOWA DPS
We have so many amazing and inspiring success stories here at Iowa DPS, and we are looking to add even more. See how you can get started in this exciting career. Great pay, great benefits, and work anywhere in the State. Take the first step to a rewarding and fulfilling career.
See why the Iowa DPS is the most respected, honored, and admired law enforcement agency in the State.