Sheriff’s Office

Reserve Deputy

The Polk County Sheriff's Office Reserve Program is comprised of a group of dedicated volunteers.  These volunteers come from a variety of private sector jobs, including Business Owners, Engineers, Fire Fighters, Mechanics, Teachers, and Retirees. 

This volunteer program provides an invaluable service to Polk County citizens by assisting and supporting the daily operations of the Patrol and Jail Divisions.  Reserve Deputies also assist with special assignments such as the Pony Express Ride, Dam-to-Dam Run and other functions.

Reserve Deputies are required to complete a certified basic law enforcement reserve academy.  Their training consists of:

  • CPR / First Aid
  • Firearms
  • Human Behavior
  • Criminal Law
  • Investigations
  • Report Writing
  • Officer Survival Techniques along with other specialized training.

Reserve Deputies are recruited when openings become available in the program.  Openings will be posted on the Polk County website with directions for application at that time.

For more information on the Polk County Sheriff's Reserve program please contact us at: polkcounty.sheriff@polkcountyiowa.gov

Contact Us

Polk County Sheriff
1985 NE 51st Place
Des Moines, Iowa 50313

Administration: (515) 286-3814
Civil
: (515) 286-3800
Communications
: (515) 286-3333
Jail: (515) 323-5400
Law Enforcement
: (515) 286-3306