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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

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The Department of Public Safety at Iowa State University is seeking candidates for Certified Police Officers to join our team.

This is a 24-hour operation, 365 days a year. Officers will be expected to work holidays that fall within their regular work schedule as well as during home football games and other major events that occur on campus. Expected to report for duty when major natural disasters or other emergency situation affecting the campus occur.

Permanent, 12 Months, Full Time, 40 hours/week, Rotating Schedule, Shift assignment to be determined after completion of the training program. During training will rotate through all shifts. Days off are also on a rotating schedule.

In accordance with the general requirements for law enforcement officers under Iowa Admin. Code 501-2.1, the applicant selected for this position, both uncertified and certified, must be a U.S. citizen.

Must have and maintain a valid U.S. state driver’s license and the ability to be authorized to drive University vehicles.

Applicants successfully hired who are certified law enforcement officers will be eligible for recruitment incentive payments* in the total amount of $10,000.

Applications due by June 25th, 2024


Public Safety Dispatcher I

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The Department of Public Safety at Iowa State University is seeking candidates for a Public Safety Dispatcher I. Under general supervision, this position provides communications of a public safety nature for university police and other departments as well as surrounding law enforcement agencies and emergency response agencies utilizing multi-frequency radio, computer systems, telephone, TDD (telecommunications device for the deaf), and personal contact. In addition, this position is responsible for monitoring university emergency phones and multiple alarm systems.

Applications Due June 16th.

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.