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SHERIFF'S OFFICE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR DETENTION OFFICER THROUGH NOVEMBER 16, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

Detention Officer Applications Now Being Accepted

Through November 16, 2018

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the position of Detention Officer through November 16, 2018.  FULL-TIME and PART-TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE NOW.  If you or someone you know is interested in joining our team, you may apply online at:

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

Salary Range: $44,041.00 - $64,244.00 Annually

 

Closing Date: November 16, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.

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Deputy Sheriff Applications Now Being Accepted Through October 5, 2018

Friday, August 10, 2018

Deputy Sheriff Applications Now Being Accepted Through October 5, 2018

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff through October 5, 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:  October 5, 2018 @3:00 p.m.

SALARY RANGE: $48,555.00- $70,830.00 Annually

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PCSO ROLLING OUT WEAPNS PERMIT STATUS CHECK - JULY 30, 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018

PCSO Rolling Out Weapons Permit Status Check 

July 30, 2018 

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is announcing the activation of the new Polk County Weapons Permit Status Check web link. This new link gives gun dealers and private citizens the opportunity to check the validity of an individual’s Polk County Permit to Carry or Purchase based on the assigned 9-character permit number on the permit. No personal information will be available, only the current status of the permit. The only two indicators that will come up from the search are VALID or INVALID. This is for Polk County permit holders ONLY. 

Since permits are valid for 5 years and often not returned once the permit holder is notified that the permit is revoked or suspended, that can make it hard for dealers and private citizens to know if they are selling to a valid permit holder. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is running annual criminal history checks to insure the website has as accurate of information as possible. Again, this web link is for Polk County permit holders ONLY. 

The web link to check the status of Polk County permits is located on the Polk County website and can be accessed by doing the following: 

Go to polkcountyiowa.gov

Click on the “Weapons Permits Online” link in the “Online Services” area of the page

Click the link https://permitcheck.permitium.com/ 

To the right is a sample of the response received after an inquiry.      

  

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PCSO OFFICES CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY - WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

PCSO Offices Closed For Independence Day- Wednesday, July 4, 2018 

 

Certain divisions of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in observance of Independence 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 Wednesday, July 4. 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 Thursday, July 5, 2018. 

 

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SHERIFF'S OFFICE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR DETENTION OFFICER THROUGH AUGUST 17, 2018

Friday, June 15, 2018

Detention Officer Applications Now Being Accepted Through August 17, 2018

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the position of Detention Officer through August 17, 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/

Salary Range: $44,041.00 - $64,244.00 Annually

 

Closing Date: August 17, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.

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PCSO Offices Closed For Memorial Day- Monday, May 28, 2018

Monday, May 28, 2018

Certain divisions of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018, in observance of Memorial 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, May 28, 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, May 29, 2018. 

 

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

Administration: (515) 286-3814
Administration Fax: (515) 323-5473
Civil: (515) 286-3800
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