Why Choose the Polk County Sheriff's Office?

A True Career Path


Whether you choose the path of a Detention Officer or a Deputy Sheriff, advancement opportunities await from Sergeant and beyond.

A Diversity of Opportunities


From Jail and Patrol to Detectives, and Mental Health. Urban to rural. The Sheriff’s Office has many ways to become deeply involved in the world of criminal justice.

A Bigger Family


A philosophy that you matter and are part of a team when you join the Polk County Sheriff’s family.

A Part of the Community


From our patrol of towns like Grimes and Bondurant to our involvement in all the communities and rural areas of Polk County, you will make a daily difference in your community.

A Future Beyond Employment


A benefits package unmatched with guaranteed retirement income after a satisfying career.

An Embracement of Technology and Advanced Training


Learn and be trained in advanced and proven techniques and philosophy in law enforcement.