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POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE DONATES 100 FANS - JULY 17, 2019

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. 

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PCSO OFFICES CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY - THURSDAY, JULY 4, 2019

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.  

 

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DEPUTY SHERIFF APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED THROUGH AUGUST 30, 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

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:  August 30, 2019 @3:00 p.m.

SALARY RANGE: $49,647.00- $72,424.00 Annually

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SHERIFF'S OFFICE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST THROUGH JULY 16, 2019

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:

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

Salary Range: $45,032.00 - $65,689.00 Annually

 

Closing Date: July 16, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.

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PCSO OFFICES CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY - MONDAY, MAY 27, 2019

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. 

 

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POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

There is nothing more important than our children’s safety. Please watch and share this message and help our children stay safe!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uztS577R-Pk

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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1985 NE 51st Place
Des Moines, Iowa 50313

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