Sheriff’s Office

Citizen's Academy

2010 Citizen's Academy Graduating Class

The Polk County Sheriff's Office and the Des Moines Police Department host a Joint Citizens Academy. The Citizens Academy is designed to promote a better understanding of law enforcement through education. A combination of classroom and hands-on exercises give participants exposure to all aspects of law enforcement from traffic stops to Court appearances.

For information on how to participate in the next Citizens Academy, please contact us at:


9th Joint Citizen's Academy April 15th - June 24th, 2014

Contact Us

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

Administration: (515) 286-3814
Administration Fax: (515) 323-5473
Civil: (515) 286-3800
: (515) 286-3333
Jail: (515) 323-5400
Law Enforcement
: (515) 286-3306