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Deputy Sheriff Applications Now Being Accepted Through June 22, 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018

Deputy Sheriff Applications Now Being Accepted Through June 22, 2018

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff through June 22, 2018.  If you or someone you know is interested in joining our team, you may apply online at

http://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/hr/job-opportunities/.

You may also pick up the application at:

Polk County Sheriff's Office/Patrol Headquarters

6320 NE 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50313 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  June 22, 2018 @3:00 p.m.

SALARY RANGE: $47,371.00- $69,102.00 Annually

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TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROJECT FOR WESTERN POLK COUNTY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROJECT FOR WESTERN POLK COUNTY ON FEBRUARY 21, 2018

 

February 27, 2018

Polk County, Iowa 

Iowa Law Enforcement Officers will increase their presence in the Johnston/Grimes area of western Polk County on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, for an event organized by the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force, (CITSTF), and Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau, (GTSB). 

Law Enforcement Officers from many central Iowa jurisdictions will be enforcing all traffic laws while paying close attention to seatbelt usage, excessive speeding, and other traffic violations.  

Statistics show that wearing seat belts saves lives and following traffic laws reduces the number and severity of motor vehicle accidents.  Following the posted speed limits gets you to your destination safely. These projects are intended to raise awareness of safe driving habits in order to save lives. 

We remind Iowans to buckle up and drive safely!

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TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROJECT FOR WESTERN POLK COUNTY ON FEBRUARY 21, 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018

 

TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROJECT FOR WESTERN POLK COUNTY

ON FEBRUARY 21, 2018 

February 16th, 2018

Polk County, Iowa 

Iowa Law Enforcement Officers will increase their presence in the Johnston/Grimes area of western Polk County on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, for an event organized by the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force, (CITSTF), and Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau, (GTSB). 

Law Enforcement Officers from many central Iowa jurisdictions will be enforcing all traffic laws while paying close attention to seatbelt usage, excessive speeding, and other traffic violations.  

Statistics show that wearing seat belts saves lives and following traffic laws reduces the number and severity of motor vehicle accidents.  Following the posted speed limits gets you to your destination safely. These projects are intended to raise awareness of safe driving habits in order to save lives. 

We remind Iowans to buckle up and drive safely!

 

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PCSO OFFICES CLOSED FOR PRESIDENT'S DAY, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

PCSO Offices Closed For President’s Day

On Monday, February 19, 2018 

 

Certain divisions of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2018, in observance of President’s Day. Services that will be interrupted include the processing of weapons permits, access to public information and records, video visitation at the Polk County Jail lobby, as well as duties of the Civil Division and Court Services Division.  

There will be no video visitation at the Polk County Jail in the lobby Monday, February 19, 2018. The schedule for remote (internet service) visits with inmates at the Polk County Jail will be available through www.iwebvisit.com

All offices will be open on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.  

 

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TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROJECT JANUARY 19, 2018 - ALTOONA AREA

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT PROJECT JANUARY 19, 2018 IN THE ALTOONA AREA

 

January 16, 2018

Polk County, Iowa 

Iowa Law Enforcement Officers will increase their presence in Altoona, Iowa, on Friday, January 19, 2018, for an event organized by the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force, (CITSTF), and Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau, (GTSB). 

Law Enforcement Officers from many central Iowa jurisdictions will be enforcing all traffic laws while paying close attention to seatbelt usage, excessive speeding, and other traffic violations.  

Statistics show that wearing seat belts saves lives and following traffic laws reduces the number and severity of motor vehicle accidents.  Following the posted speed limits gets you to your destination safely. These projects are intended to raise awareness of safe driving habits in order to save lives. 

We remind Iowans to buckle up and drive safely!

 

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PCSO OFFICES CLOSED FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY, MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

PCSO Offices Closed For Martin Luther King Day

On Monday, January 15, 2018

 

Certain divisions of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018, in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Services that will be interrupted include the processing of weapons permits, access to public information and records, video visitation at the Polk County Jail lobby, as well as duties of the Civil Division and Court Services Division.  

There will be no video visitation at the Polk County Jail in the lobby Monday, January 15, 2018. The schedule for remote (internet service) visits with inmates at the Polk County Jail will be available through www.iwebvisit.com

All offices will be open on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.  

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POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE GUN PERMIT TO CARRY OR ACQUIRE CARD SWITCH-OVER

Monday, January 8, 2018

***UPDATE TO THIS POST*** 

This switch to the new State of Iowa-printed cards is optional. This was not stated clearly in the previous release. The Polk County Sheriff's Office wanted to get the word out that the new cards were available and have all Polk County cardholders possessing uniform permits. The previously issued cards are still valid until the renewal date. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

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Polk County Sheriff’s Office Gun Permit to Carry or Acquire Card Switch-Over 

Effective July 1, 2017, The State of Iowa took over the printing of Permit to Carry or Acquire cards for all the Counties. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has received the cards printed by the State of Iowa that will replace the cards that were issued by us between July 1, 2017, and December 31, 2017. 

Citizens of Polk County that were issued Permit to Carry or Acquire cards from July 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017, need to come to Polk County Field Headquarters, 6023 NE 14th St, to exchange their old card for the new State of Iowa-printed card. The normal business hours for Polk County Field Headquarters are Monday through Friday, from 8:00am until 4:30pm. 

Between renewals and replacement cards, there are over 3,000 cards to be issued. Again, this is for Polk County residents only. 

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office understands the busy schedules of the community and will be open on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9:00am until 2:00pm, at Polk County Field Headquarters, 6023 NE 14th St. to specifically switch out current permits of Polk County residents for the new ones that fall into the July 1, 2017  to December 31, 2017, timeframe. 

If you have any questions regarding you Permit to Carry in Polk County, please call 515-286-3306. 

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SHERIFF'S OFFICES CLOSED MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 2018

Thursday, December 28, 2017

PCSO Offices Closed Monday, January 1, 2018, For New Year’s Day 

Certain divisions of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office will be closed on Monday, January 1, 2018, in observance of  New Year’s Day. Services that will be interrupted include the processing of weapons permits, access to public information and records, video visitation at the Polk County Jail lobby, as well as duties of the Civil Division and Court Services Division.  

There will be no video visitation at the Polk County Jail in the lobby Monday, January 1, 2018. The schedule for remote (internet service) visits with inmates at the Polk County Jail will be available through www.iwebvisit.com

All offices will be open on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.  

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday season.

 

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POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICES HOLIDAY CLOSINGS - DECEMBER 21, 2017

Thursday, December 21, 2017

PCSO Offices Closed Friday, December 22nd, 2017, and Monday, December 25th, 2017 in Observance of the Holiday Weekend 

Certain divisions of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office will be closed on Friday, December 22nd, and Monday, December 25th, 2017, in observance of the Christmas holiday. Services that will be interrupted include the processing of weapons permits, access to public information and records, video visitation at the Polk County Jail lobby, as well as duties of the Civil Division and Court Services Division.  

There will be no video visitation at the Polk County Jail in the lobby Sunday, December 24th or Monday, December 25th. The schedule for remote (internet service) visits with inmates at the Polk County Jail will be available through www.iwebvisit.com

All offices will be open on Tuesday, December 26th, 2017.  

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday season. 

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LOCATIONS FOR AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES - WEEK OF MAY 27, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

AUTOMATED TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT VEHICLE LOCATIONS*

Week of May 27 to June 2, 2017  

  

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

  8000 NW 37th St

  6000 NW 6th Dr

 

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

  7200 NW 26th St

  5000 NE 22nd St

 

Monday, May 29th, 2017

  5100 NE 5th St

  4500 NW 78th Ave

 

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

  2400 NE Oakhill Dr

  3100 NE 46th Ave

 

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

  5400 NW Lower Beaver Rd

  3000 NE Aurora Ave

 

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

  6700 SE 60th St

  1000 NE 54th Ave

 

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

  3800 NE 64th St

  4000 NE 46th St 

 

*Although every effort will be made to adhere to these locations, they are subject to change without notice. 

POLK COUNTY SHERIFF SWEARING-IN NEW DEPUTIES - MARCH 30, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Polk County Sheriff Swearing-in New Deputies  

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is announcing the swearing-in ceremony for 18 new Deputy Sheriffs.  

Polk County Sheriff Bill McCarthy will be administering the Oath of Office for 18 new Deputy Sheriffs at 9:00am on Thursday, March 30th, 2017, at River Place, 2309 Euclid Avenue in Des Moines. The new Deputies are a part of the Polk County Master Courts Project that was approved through referendum by Polk County voters on November 5th, 2013.  

Please feel free to help us welcome our new staff members. 

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OFFICES CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY

Certain divisions of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office will be closed Monday, February 15, 2016. Services that will be interrupted include visitation at the Polk County Jail, the processing of weapons permits, access to public information and records, as well as duties of the Civil Division.

Video visitation for inmates at the Polk County Jail will not be available February 15th. However, the schedule for remote (internet service) visits will be available through www.iwebvisit.com.

More information is available at www.polkcountyiowa.gov/sheriff.

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SHERIFF'S OFFICE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR DETENTION OFFICER THROUGH APRIL 15, 2015 (1)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

PolkCounty Government

 Des Moines, Iowa

  

Detention Officer

 

Polk County Sheriffs Office

 

Salary Range:  $39,610.00 - $56,371.00 Annually 

Under general supervision ensures the protection, welfare, safety, custody and control of inmates incarcerated in the Polk County Jail.

 

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for the position of Detention Officer. Applications will be accepted now through April 15, 2015.   A complete, detailed job description for this position is available on the Polk County Human Resources website: http://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/hr/job-opportunities/

 

DEADLINE: Applicants must submit an online application and required documents by April 15, 2015. 

CONTACT INFO:

Polk County Human Resources

111 Court Avenue Suite 390

Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Office: (515) 286-3200

Website: humanres@polkcountyiowa.gov

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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
Communications
: (515) 286-3333
Jail: (515) 323-5400
Law Enforcement
: (515) 286-3306