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SHERIFF'S OFFICE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR DETENTION OFFICER THROUGH NOVEMBER 16, 2018 (1)

Wednesday, November 14, 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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2ND ANNUAL NOBLE THANKSGIVING TURKEY GIVEAWAY - NOVEMBER 17, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

PRESS RELEASE:                            November 14, 2018

 

Cuts -n- Cops

The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) – Iowa Chapter,  Blades Barbershop, and Price Chopper (DGS Foods) are teaming up to host the 2nd Annual NOBLE Thanksgiving turkey giveaway to families who purchase a child’s haircut. 

The turkey giveaway will take place on November 17, 2018 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Blades Barbershop located at 2204 Ingersoll Ave in Des Moines (while supplies last). 

The Iowa Chapter of NOBLE consists of area law enforcement officers from agencies including: The Polk County Sheriff’s Office, 5th Judicial District, Des Moines Police Department, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Clive Police Department, and Ankeny Police Department. 

This event is an opportunity for the patrons of the barbershop to get to know some of the area law enforcement officers and for the officers to get to mingle with the public in a relaxed environment. 

NOBLE is an incorporated, non-profit organization representing approximately 3,500 members nationwide, primarily law enforcement chief executive officers and command-level officials for federal, state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies, criminal justice educators and persons interested in furthering the goals and objectives of the organization. NOBLE now has over sixty (60) chapters throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean. Additional information on NOBLE can be found at www.NOBLENatl.org  

Come out… get a fresh cut… and “chop it up” with some of your area law enforcement officers! 

If there are any questions, please contact: 

Sgt. Keith Onley – NOBLE Iowa Chapter Recording Secretary

Mobile: 515-681-5434Keith.onley@gmail.com or keith.onley@polkcountyiowa.gov                             

PCSO OFFICES CLOSED FOR VETERAN'S DAY OBSERVANCE - MONDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

PCSO Offices Closed For Veteran’s Day Observance Monday, November 12, 2018 

 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

 

Certain divisions of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018, in observance of Veteran’s Day. Services that will be interrupted include the processing of weapons permits, access to public information and records, as well as duties of the Civil Division and Court Services Division.  

There will be no inmate visitation at the jail on Sunday, November 11, 2018, but there will be video visitation at the Polk County Jail in the lobby Monday, November 12. 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, November 12, 2018.  

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PCSO INVESTIGATING ROBBERY AT CONVENIENCE STORE, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

PCSO Investigating Robbery at Convenience Store 

At around 9:20pm on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, Deputies were dispatched to the Git n Go convenience store at NW 2nd And Aurora Ave on a report of an armed robbery. Witnesses stated a male with a black bandana over his face and dark clothing presented a handgun and demanded cash from the store clerk. The suspect then left the scene on foot from the area. No injuries were reported from this incident. 

Polk County Detectives are currently investigating the incident. 

No other information is available at this time.

 

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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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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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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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