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UIPD Are Recruiting

The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety is seeking certified police officers who are looking for a unique and challenging law enforcement position on a major university campus. Applicants must be a Certified Iowa Law Enforcement Officer or possess certification from another state academy as a Law Enforcement Officer and have the ability to obtain a certification in Iowa within a 12-month period, plus the ability to meet the University of Iowa Fleet Safety Program driving standard.

The Public Safety Patrol Officer salary is $40,778.64 per year plus an hourly shift differential for second and third shifts. Hourly shift differential and overtime wages are in addition to the base pay. There are opportunities to increase your wages through overtime by working athletic, cultural, or other events on campus.

In addition to wages, the University of Iowa has a generous benefit program including health and dental insurance, sick leave, vacation, paid holidays, retirement contributions to TIAA/CREF, life insurance, and worker’s compensation insurance. Public Safety Patrol Officers are also covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the State of Iowa and AFSCME.

The University of Iowa and particularly the Department of Public Safety is an excellent place to pursue a career in law enforcement.  The electronic UI Merit application is available at, it must be fully completed and will not be accepted after 5:00 PM on Tuesday, June 16. Furthermore, you must download and complete the following Recruitment Packet.  All information in the Recruitment Packet must be received by the Department of Public Safety by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, June 24th. If you have questions regarding the UI Merit application call Human Resources Employment Services at (319) 335-2656 or toll free in Iowa 1-800-272-6400. 

The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. For additional information, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, (319) 335-0705.