News & Press Releases
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Upcoming Heat Advisories
Within the next few days central Iowa is going to endure dangerously high temperatures. Meteorologists are forecasting that the heat index will be in the triple digits for the next 2-3 days. With these temperatures it is important to check on anyone that is prone to heat injuries, such as young children and the elderly. Extra precautions should be made to avoid heat-related illnesses such as drinking plenty of cool, non-alcoholic and caffeinated beverages. Wear lightweight and light-colored clothing. Remember, don’t sit directly in front of a fan as it can cause increased dehydration and do use cool towels on your head and neck.
Understanding that not everyone is able to enjoy air conditioning, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office is donating 100 fans for those who need help staying cool. Sheriff Kevin Schneider said, “Public safety isn’t just about law enforcement, it is also about protecting the health and well-being of the citizens we serve. Our partners that provide social services to Polk County do a phenomenal job and we just want to do our part.”
Supervisor Angela Connolly reminded citizens to “Take advantage of the cooling centers provided by the Polk County Health Department, and to be conscious of dehydration.” Supervisor Connelly reminded everyone that DART is providing free rides to the cooling stations and added, “This extreme heat can be dangerous to people and pets so it is important to spend at least two hours in air conditioning per day, drink plenty of water, and become familiar with the signs of heat exhaustion.”
To find a list of daytime cooling centers near you, please visit www.polkcountyiowa.gov/health.
The donated fans will be at the following locations:
Drake – 3326 University Ave, Des Moines
South Side – 500 Army Post Rd. Suite 17, Des Moines
Ankeny – 2701 SE Convenience Blvd, Suite 2, Ankeny
In order to be eligible to receive a fan one must be a resident of Polk County, at or below 175% of the Federal Poverty Level, and have not received a fan from IMPACT in the past year. Limit one fan per household.
If anyone is in need of a fan and unable to make it to one of these locations, they can call IMPACT at 515-274-1334 for assistance.
Monday, July 1, 2019
PCSO Offices Closed For Independence Day- Thursday, July 4, 2019
Certain divisions of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019, 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 Thursday, July 4, 2019. 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 Friday, July 5, 2019.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Deputy Sheriff Applications Now Being Accepted
Through August 30, 2019
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff through August 30, 2019. If you or someone you know is interested in joining our team, you may apply online at
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: August 30, 2019 @3:00 p.m.
SALARY RANGE: $49,647.00- $72,424.00 Annually
Monday, June 17, 2019
Communications Specialist Applications
Now Being Accepted
Through July 16, 2019
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for the position of Communications Specialist through July 16, 2019. If you or someone you know is interested in joining our team, you may apply online at:
Salary Range: $45,032.00 - $65,689.00 Annually
Closing Date: July 16, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
PCSO Offices Closed for Memorial Day – Monday May 27, 2019
Certain divisions of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019, 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 27, 2019. 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 28, 2019.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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Thursday, March 19, 2015
Des Moines, Iowa
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.
Polk County Human Resources
111 Court Avenue Suite 390
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Office: (515) 286-3200
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