Police Science

Police Science Careers

Graduates are eligible to work in a variety of capacities within the criminal justice field, including city and county law enforcement agencies, corrections and probation systems, and corporate security. Additional education and experience may be required to work in specific capacities at the state and federal levels.

The ability to be hired by a law enforcement agency may be impaired by any arrest record, juvenile or adult.

Starting Wages: $38,300 - $52,200 per year*

*Source: Iowa Workforce Development


  • Police departments throughout Iowa
  • County sheriff’s offices throughout Iowa
  • Iowa State Patrol
  • Iowa Department of Motor Vehicle Enforcement
  • Local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies throughout the United States

Administrative Secretary

Amy Rieck
Health Education and Services Center 222
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Program Contacts

Program Advisors

Patrick Fisher
Health Education and Services Center 222A
319-296-2329 ext.1330
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Jane Wagner
Health Education and Services Center 222B
319-296-2329 ext.1400
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Bryan Renfro
Black Hawk Hall 102
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