The City of Des Moines Police Department is the largest and only self-sustained police department in the state of Iowa, consisting of 372 sworn officers.

The department offers a wide variety of job assignments throughout the Operations, Administrative Services and Investigations Divisions including but not limited to:

  • Patrol
  • Community Outreach
  • K-9
  • Special Tactics and Response
  • Robbery and Homicide Investigation
  • Financial Crimes Investigation
  • Bomb Squad
  • Dive Team
  • Narcotic Investigations
  • Academy