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See why the Iowa DPS is the most respected, honored, and admired law enforcement agency in the State.

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SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS

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, Commercial Motor Vehicle Unit Program, Narcotics, Criminal Investigation, and so much more. Explore what we have to offer, and find your calling.

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Commercial Motor Vehicle Unit

We are looking for driven people committed to keeping the people of Iowa safe. The Iowa Department of Public Safety offers endless opportunities for a fulfilling career. Explore the possibilities and choose your path.

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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.

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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.

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OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE IOWA DPS

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.

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WE STAND WITH YOU

The benefits are limitless when you join Iowa DPS. Now is the time to join. Click here to learn more.

Sworn Officer Positions

Our next DPS Basic Academy (sworn officer) application process will open on January 19, 2024. Applications for the DPS academy process will be available at that time.

Applications are now closed.

To apply for a sworn officer position, please complete the link below.

Peace Officer Candidate (Non-Sworn)

If you are interested in working with Iowa DPS as a Peace Officer Candidate at Post 16, please visit the link below.

Civilian Positions

If you are interested in working with Iowa DPS in a civilian role, please visit the link below.