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Special Agent

Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) are now CPKC. As the only truly North American railway, we are making big moves! Drawing on our strong foundations and heritage, CPKC moves essential goods across our 20,000-mile network to support economic growth throughout Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Be a part of history as we connect a continent and create exciting career opportunities across our new transnational network. Visit to learn about the CPKC advantage, our purpose and culture.



Police Special Agents of the CPKC Police Department are employed by CPKC. CPKC Police is a railway police department which delivers Police services to the CPKC network. Duties include emergency response, special events policing, risk reduction operations, investigation of criminal acts, crime prevention and public safety programs. 



  • Public safety through enforcement and education
  • Prevention and detection of crime
  • Facilitating the enforcement of federal, state, and municipal laws
  • Criminal and collision investigations
  • Emergency response to incidents and calls for service
  • Protection of railway assets, operations, and personnel
  • Work with other law enforcement agencies during investigations and in joint enforcement operations
  • Maintain good working knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, and procedures
  • Effectively and efficiently plan, manage and prioritize workload and conduct general and directed patrols
  • Provide assistance to victims of crime
  • Be prepared to travel on assignments, in response to incidents and for training;
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and prosecution files and deliver court testimony



  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must possess a High school diploma
  • College or university program in a related field would be considered an asset
  • Must be licensed or eligible to be licensed as a peace officer in Iowa
  • Knowledge of the U.S. Criminal Justice System
  • Must have a clear criminal record
  • Must pass extensive background and financial/credit checks
  • Ability to pass medical examination and drug test
  • This position is considered ‘on-call’ and the successful applicant must be willing to attend incidents after normal working hours
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license for the state in which they are employed
  • Must be qualified in First Aid, CPR and AED
  • Community involvement would be an asset
  • Basic computer skills
  • Possess strong communication skills
  • Must be able to meet CPKC PD Firearms and Use of Force Standards
  • Be prepared to travel on assignments in response to incidents and for training
  • Possess strong communication skills
  • Must be able to complete and pass a polygraph exam
  • Must be able to complete and pass a psychological exam



  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Employer Funded Retirement Plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program



As an employer with North American presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.


Medical Requirements:
CPKC is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public.  This position is a  sensitive position; all new hires will be required to complete a pre-employment medical that includes a physical, vision, hearing, alcohol, and drug audit assessments. Qualification drug test(s) are also required.


Background Investigation:

The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:       

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check
  • Last 3 years of driving history
  • Last 7 years of employment history; includes military service
  • Social Security number verification

Management Conductor Program:

Becoming a qualified conductor or locomotive engineer is the single best way for a management employee to learn the business at CPKC. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.


CPKC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. 


  • Req ID: 101846
  • Department: Corporate Risk
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Davenport, Iowa
  • Country: United States
  • % of Travel: 20-30%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 5
  • Job Available to: Internal & External






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