Iowa Police Officer Training Programs and Schools

Career Information for Police And Sheriffs Patrol Officers in Iowa

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Fast Facts for Police Patrol Officers in Iowa

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Sioux City, Waterloo and Ames
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Dubuque, Des Moines and Iowa City
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Des Moines, Davenport and Cedar Rapids

Salaries for Police Patrol Officers in Iowa

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Des Moines, Ames and Cedar Rapids

Schools for Police Patrol Officers in Iowa are listed below.

Selected Police Patrol Officers Schools in Iowa

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  • Programs: BS in Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement, BS in Criminal Justice - Crime Scene Investigation, MS in Criminal Justice - Law, more...
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master
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At Kaplan University, we offer over 180 degree and certificate programs.

  • Programs: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice : Law Enforcement, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice : Crime Scene Investigation, Master of Science in Criminal Justice : Leadership/Executive Management, more...
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

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  • Programs: Doctor of Management - Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice – Human Services, more...
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Bachelor, Master

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  • Programs: Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Law Enforcement, Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Generalist
  • Degrees: Bachelor

Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

  • Programs: Criminal Justice (BS), Criminal Justice (MS)
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

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  • Programs: Criminal Justice (BS) (Online)
  • Degrees: Bachelor

Earn a highly respected online degree from Boston University

  • Programs: Master of Criminal Justice
  • Degrees: Master

Give your career a boost with an education from Southern New Hampshire University.

  • Programs: MS in Criminal Justice
  • Degrees: Master

Pursue your education at Ohio Christian University.

  • Programs: Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Degrees: Bachelor
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More Iowa Police Patrol Officers Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Briar Cliff University Sioux City Masters 1,138
Buena Vista University Storm Lake Masters 2,548
Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny Associate 18,320
Dordt College Sioux Center Masters 1,301
Eastern Iowa Community College District Davenport Associate 7,329
Ellsworth Community College Iowa Falls Associate 916
Grand View University Des Moines Bachelor 1,748
Hawkeye Community College Waterloo Associate 5,725
Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa Associate 4,174
Iowa Central Community College Fort Dodge Associate 5,731
Iowa Lakes Community College Estherville Associate 3,013
Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids Associate 15,091
Loras College Dubuque Masters 1,591
Marshalltown Community College Marshalltown Associate 1,701
Mount Mercy College Cedar Rapids Masters 1,506
North Iowa Area Community College Mason City Associate 3,272
Saint Ambrose University Davenport Doctorate 3,870
Simpson College Indianola Masters 2,039
Southeastern Community College West Burlington West Burlington Associate 3,351
University of Dubuque Dubuque Doctorate & First Professional 1,560
University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls Doctorate 12,692
Upper Iowa University Fayette Masters 5,143
Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City Associate 5,191

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Police Patrol Officers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Iowa. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Police Patrol Officers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Police Patrol Officers relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Ames 0 $59450 0
Iowa City 340 $58690 0.81
Cedar Rapids 560 $57050 0.83
Des Moines 1040 $64790 0.64
West Des Moines 1040 $64790 0.64
Dubuque 150 $55250 0.54
Waterloo 270 $51370 0.63
Cedar Falls 270 $51370 0.63
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