Sheriff’s Office

College Internships

The Polk County Sheriff's Office participates with local colleges and Polk County residents in a Student Internship Program.  This program coincides with the Sheriff's philosophy that education is an important aspect of professional law enforcement. 

The internship program includes all the divisions of the Polk County Sheriff's Office.  The program gives the intern an overall view of the Sheriff's office and provides insight into other areas of the criminal justice system. 

Internships with Polk County provide a unique opportunity to gain a broad perspective of the criminal justice system that isn't provided by any other agency.  Interest in our internship program may be directed to our Training Division at (515) 875-5626 or at

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