Iowa Department of Public Safety
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Telephone Number: (515) 725-6182

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For immediate release: For more information contact
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 4:00 PM Captain Robert Hansen
Des Moines, Iowa (515) 418-4701


Trooper II / Trooper III - Later Transfers for All 99 Counties

Division of State Patrol is accepting lateral transfer requests for Trooper 2/3 in all 99 counties across the state.  This posting will be valid Friday, September 21, 2018 through Thursday, October 4, 2018.  After the closing date, Command Staff will evaluate the interest in lateral transfers with both the needs of staffing across the state and the opportunity to place newly hired troopers from the planned 42nd Basic Training Academy in their desired geographic locations.  Troopers making a lateral transfer request should not expect the State Patrol Division will be able to approve all requests.  In fact, the majority of openings that have been posted will likely remain unfilled and will be closed after this process.  However, in counties where newly-hired troopers are assigned, seniority will be honored for eligible troopers making a request for lateral transfer.    

Command Staff is not expected to act on any request for lateral transfer immediately.  It could be as late as January 2019 before we are able to provide clarity.  The effective date for approved lateral transfers would likely be between April 5, 2019 and June 28, 2019.

Finally, we would anticipate using this same process to cancel specific counties in the event we determine we are unable to grant lateral transfers to this geographic location request for any reason. 

Should you have questions regarding this posting, please contact Captain Robert Hansen at (515) 418-4701.  

This posting will expire at 4:30 PM, Thursday, October 4, 2018.



Please refer to Departmental Rules & Regulations and the current Collective Bargaining Agreement for proper transfer procedures.

At the present time, any open positions are available only to individuals currently employed by the Department of Public Safety for transfer only.

The posting of these vacancies complies with the 2017- 2019 Bargaining Unit Agreement, Public Safety Unit, Article 7, between the State of Iowa and the State Police Officers Council.

Please use the links below to obtain a Transfer Request Form

Transfer Request