Class Code:  10100








Performs criminal and regulatory investigations relating to the enforcement of the Code of Iowa and the rules/regulations promulgated by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission; performs related work as required.


The Work Examples and Competencies listed are for illustrative purposes only and not intended to be the primary basis for position classification decisions.



Enforces criminal laws; identifies, detains, and processes wanted individuals; advises the Miranda Warning when applicable, questions and observes suspects and witnesses; collects, preserves and accurately records evidence and information obtained; serves arrest warrants and takes individuals into custody as required by the court and/or Iowa Code; assists other police agencies as required or directed.

Prepares and testifies in court to present the facts surrounding any civil, regulatory, criminal or departmental action.

Assures compliance with the proper type of licensing and conducts thorough background investigations of all individuals employed in riverboat gaming.

Conducts pre-examinations of slot machines and/or video poker machines, including testing of the Electrical Programmable Read Only Memory (eproms); tests machines to check the pay-outs, jackpots, glass configurations in relation to the program placed into the machine to assure compliance with rules and regulations; prepares Slot Machine Reports to be submitted to the Racing and Gaming Commission.

Confirms jackpot payouts from slot machines in excess of $50,000, which include re-examination of the slot machine EPROM; examines the physical aspects of the machine and identification of the winning individual.

Monitors and inspects table games to assure compliance with the appropriate rules and regulations and the internal controls established by the Racing and Gaming Commission.

Monitors hard and soft count procedures to assure compliance with internal controls; assists Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission staff members in observing audit controls.

Prepares Division of Criminal Investigation Incident Reports on activities associated with responsibilities.

Reviews security and surveillance reports for violations of Chapter 99F of the Iowa Code, and any violations of the rules established by the Racing and Gaming Commission; prepares and disseminates reports to the appropriate DCI Special Agents or the staff of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission on any violations found.



Knowledge of the Code of Iowa, especially those sections pertinent to Chapter 99 (excursion boat gaming) and portions of Chapter 123 as they pertain to the consumption and sale of alcoholic liquor and beer.

Knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission.

Knowledge of applicable sections of federal law and amendments to the Constitution of the United States.

Knowledge of all issued radio equipment and operational procedures.

Knowledge of evidence and contraband, and how it should be preserved, identified, and transported.

Ability to control emotionally charged situations with/without cooperation of individuals.

Ability to maintain and demonstrate proficiency in defensive tactics to defend self/others from injury or harm.

Ability to demonstrate annual proficiency with issued firearms.

Ability to meet and maintain Department’s physical fitness requirements.

Ability to run, climb and jump over obstacles; drag, pull or lift heavy objects or persons to safety.

Ability to operate vehicle under emergency conditions and under all types of weather and road conditions.

Ability to acquire and maintain proficiency in first aid techniques and emergency medical care.

Ability to use deadly force if necessary.

Ability to deal effectively with people from all socioeconomic backgrounds.

Ability to detect, through visual sighting and use of testing procedures and equipment, a person who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Ability to conduct a lawful search following search and seizure procedures.

Ability to formulate positive, understandable, professional, written communications, reports and documents.

Ability in the use of defensive weapons such as handguns, shotguns, and PR-24 baton, with proficiency to qualify under state peace officers’ standards.

Ability to fire service weapons with either hand.

Ability to determine reasonable and appropriate actions, weighing possible alternatives, considering consequences or outcomes of various actions.

Ability to use discretion during job performance.

Ability to understand behavior patterns of people and to identify suspicious behavior.

Ability to communicate both verbally and non-verbally in a confident manner.

Ability to maintain self-discipline, and remain objective and professional under physical and verbal abuse, and in emotionally stressful situations.

Ability to work all shifts, extended hours, weekend and holidays.

Ability to make decisions and react appropriately in a dangerous or stressful situation.

Ability to restrain individuals taken into custody.

Displays high standards of ethical conduct.  Exhibits honesty and integrity.  Refrains from theft-related, dishonest or unethical behavior.

Works and communicates with internal and external clients and customers to meet their needs in a polite, courteous, and cooperative manner.  Committed to quality service.

Displays a high level of initiative, effort and commitment towards completing assignments efficiently.  Works with minimal supervision.  Demonstrates responsible behavior and attention to detail.

Responds appropriately to supervision.  Follows policy and cooperates with supervisors.

Aligns behavior with the needs, priorities and goals of the organization.

Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity.  Fosters commitment and team spirit.

Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information.  Listens to others and responds appropriately.



Graduation from high school or GED equivalent and at least 22 years old at the time of application.



All applicants must be eligible for enrollment in the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy training program.  Screening for the Academy includes:


a)          Thorough background investigation and evaluation (including fingerprint searches) for arrest and conviction records that indicate an individual could not serve effectively as a peace officer.

b)          Physical examination to assure that an individual is free from conditions which might adversely affect the performance of his/her duties (drug screens included) will be given post offer.

c)          Physical agility test.

d)          Vision exam requiring uncorrected vision of not less than 20/100 in each eye, correctable to 20/20 in each eye will be given post offer.

e)          Normal color vision, as prescribed by Iowa Law Enforcement Academy rules.  Color vision is determined by the American Optical Company, Pseudo-Isochromatic Plates test and requires correct identification of 10 out of the 14 test plates will be given post offer.

f)            Normal unaided hearing with a loss not exceeding twenty-five (25) decibels in either ear at 1,000, 2,000 and 3,000 cycles will be given post offer.

g)          Reading comprehension, word meaning and psychological exams (to include a psychological interview) to determine that the individual meets the minimum standards for mental fitness required for a law enforcement officer.

h)          Oral Board and polygraph review.

i)            Possession of a valid Iowa drivers license.

j)            Not opposed by reason of conscience or belief to the use of force, when necessary to fulfill the duties of the job.


All applicants must be United States citizens, but need not be Iowa residents at the time of application.

Applicants must successfully complete and graduate from the Departmental Academy.



Positions in this class are exempt from the screening and referral requirements of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services – Human Resources Enterprise.  Apply directly to the Department of Public Safety.


Effective Date:          8/05      DF