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This job isn’t just about making a difference, it’s about being the difference.

The Iowa State University Police Department has a national reputation for excellence and is among the best in Iowa.  We want Iowa State to be the safest campus in the United States, but we can’t do it without a team dedicated to excellence and making a difference; a team who cares about others and their community. We need individuals who want to be part of a family-like atmosphere where you’ll be highly trained, receive excellent benefits, and get the chance to work in several different specialty areas, such as investigations, outreach, engagement and inclusion, even cheer for the Cyclones working events.  No matter what role you serve, if you’re looking for meaningful, rewarding work and the opportunity to make a positive difference in people’s lives, we offer a culture of excellence and support.


  • Retirement
  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • and more

We regularly hire for:

 Be the difference. Apply today. 

Current Vacancies

Threat Assessment and Management Coordinator

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The Department of Public Safety at Iowa State University is seeking candidates for a Threat Assessment and Management Coordinator. Under the supervision of the Assistant Chief, the Threat Assessment and Management Coordinator will be responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating the case management system, prepare weekly, monthly, and annual reports of threats reported on campus and details about responses to the reported incidents, and support investigative efforts in threat assessment case follow up. The Threat Assessment and Management Coordinator will be expected to keep current on developments in the field of threat assessment and management, threat trends in higher education and legal issues pertaining to higher education law including FERPA and HIPAA restrictions, as well as provide educational presentations to various audiences within and external to the community, as well as provide in-service training to departmental personnel related to threat assessment and management.

Police Officer II

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Iowa State University is seeking candidates for a Police Officer II. The officer is placed under the direct supervision of a police training officer. During this period, the officer will perform all the duties of a law enforcement officer including patrolling the university campus and outlying areas; enforcing local, state, and federal laws as well as campus rules and regulations; responding to calls for service; initiating police reports, performing follow-up investigations as needed; directing traffic, and other duties as assigned.

Possession of certification from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy as a Law Enforcement Officer, or Possession of law enforcement certification in another state and successful completion of all application and examination requirements as outlined in Iowa Administrative Code 501-3.8(80B). The Police Officer II will have a minimum probationary period of 6 months prior to being eligible for internal promotion to a Police Officer III.

Police Sergeant

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The ISU Police Department is seeking candidates for Police Sergeant (Supervisory) in both patrol and training and recruitment. As such, the selected candidates will be responsible for assigning tasks, reviewing reports, and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the shift or training and Recruitment functions. These positions will also be responsible for updating their Lieutenant regarding activities, providing input or conducting employee evaluations, provide backup for other public safety staff at the scene of incidents and accidents as requested or required. These positions may also be subject to rotation through other Sergeant assignments.

The Sergeant will have supervisory control over a unit of Police Officers and Trainees, Public Safety Officers, and Public Safety Dispatchers as directed to ensure proper performance of duties. Provides backup for other Public Safety staff at the scene of accidents and incidents.

Non-discrimination Statement

Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, marital status, disability or status as a U.S. Vietnam Era Veteran. Any persons having inquiries concerning this may contact the Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 3680 Beardshear Hall, 515-294-7612.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.