The Des Moines Police Department employs a total of 483 people. 364 are sworn police officers and 119 are civilian employees.
In the battle against crime we�d like to think that our force is actually strengthened as we rely on the eyes and ears of the 200,000 citizens within our community.
It should come as no surprise that there simply are not enough police officers to control the amount of crime occurring today. The Des Moines Police Department has enlisted the help of the citizens of Des Moines to jointly address the needs and concerns of the various neighborhoods throughout the City.