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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

Police Officer I – Mandarin Chinese Speaking

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This is an entry level police officer position. The officer will attend and must successfully complete the Iowa Law Enforcement Basic Level I Academy to become certified as a peace officer in the state of Iowa. Upon successful completion of the academy, the officer will return to the ISU campus and be 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.

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.