Police Officer

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The Iowa State University Police Division is a very progressive organization; without question, our officers are some of the best in the country.  An ISU Police Officer can look forward to a challenging and rewarding career with a nationally accredited law enforcement agency.

The ISU Police Division currently employs 35 full-time, certified law enforcement officers who serve within different areas of the department including general patrol, traffic enforcement, computer forensics, investigations, bike patrol, community policing, crime prevention programming, victim/witness services, access control, administration and support services.

Police Officer:

Individuals who have already obtained their Iowa Law Enforcement Academy certification begin employment as police officers.  Each officer, no matter how many years of previous law enforcement experience, must successfully complete a modified field-training program.

Police Officer Trainee:

Non-certified officers begin their employment as trainees.  After graduation from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy and successful completion of the 15-week police officer training program, trainees become full-status police officers.


Pursuant to state statutes, ISU Police Officers possess full powers to detain, investigate and arrest.  Jurisdictional authority is statewide in matters involving Iowa State University interests.


The duties and responsibilities of this position include:  traffic patrol; responding to calls for service; conducting preliminary investigations; collecting and preserving evidence; execution of search warrants; maintaining order at large scale events; apprehending offenders; conducting presentations on a variety of public safety related topics and providing service to the community.