Deputy Sheriff

Deputy Sheriff- Certified Law Enforcement Officer



Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office Applicant Testing


The Des Moines County Civil Service Commission has scheduled a Civil Service Exam, for a deputy position for the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office.  This exam will be held on March 25th, 2023. Each applicant will be contacted with the exact time and testing location.


This testing process consists of two parts:

1. Physical fitness performance

2. Written examination


Applicants must pass the physical fitness performance standards as set forth by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy and all sections of the written examination to be eligible for further consideration by the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office.

Please review our Job Openings page for additional informations on the hiring process and testing standards.


Applicants with passing written test scores from another agency in Iowa, within one year of testing, will not be required to complete the written examination.

Certified Law Enforcement Officers may be eligible to receive a $7,500 hiring incentive, as well as an elevated starting salary.



All completed applications must be received at the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office by 

3:00 p.m. on March 15th, 2023.  

If you have any questions you can contact Theresa Tripp, Administrative Assistant,

or Chad McCune, Chief Deputy, at 319-753-8212.


Submit your application by email to or


Mail or bring your completed application to:


Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office

c/o Chad McCune, Chief Deputy

512 N. Main St., Ste 2

Burlington Iowa 52601

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