Job Postings

The Iowa Law Enforcement Academy does not take applications for any law enforcement jobs within the state of Iowa. Please reach out to the agency with the opening for specifics by following the links. Any questions should be directed to the specific agency.

If you are a law enforcement agency in Iowa wishing to report a job posting/opening, please use the following form to submit the relevant information.

Police Officer [Oelwein Police Department] 

New Increased Wages and Lateral Benefits! ILEA Certified – $58,334-$69,900 DOE +3% July 1, 2022 Non-Certified– Start: $53,040 +3% July 1, 2022 Non-Certified one year $60,091 ILEA certified officers are eligible for a $6,000.00 sign-on bonus.

  • ILEA Certified Officers start at a commensurate vacation step up to the seven year step (120 HRS). Great schedule: 4 ten hour shifts per week with rotating weekends off.
  • MFPRSI Retirement& Civil Service department
  • New Police Facility
  • No POST or agility testing required for ILEA Certified Officers
  • Take home patrol vehicle for those officers who reside within the city limits of Oelwein.
  • Residency Incentive Pay

Do you want to work for a community supported proactive police department ? Are you looking to be part of the solution and not part of the problem? If so, apply with us today! Applications can be picked up at the police department, 501 Rock Island Rd Oelwein, IA 50662 or downloaded from the department’s website www.oelweinpolice.org

Application deadline: October 15th, 2021 by 12:00 p.m.

POST and Agility Testing date for non-ILEA certified applicants: October 23rd at 9:00 a.m. Initial interviews will immediately follow testing for all applicants who are ILEA certified and those non-certified applicants who pass both the POST and Agility Testing.

Applicants must be a US Citizen, 21 yeas of age at time of appointment, possess a two years degree or vocational school training in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice administration, public administration, or have an equivalent combination of education and experience. Three years of full-time LE experience qualifies.

Questions? Contact Capt. Ron Voshell at 319-283-4311 or rvoshell@oelweinpolice.org. EOE– All are encouraged to apply. Positions are open until filled.

Police Officer [Audubon Police Department] 

policedept@cityofauduboniowa.com

Police Officer [Fort Madison Police Department] 

The City of Fort Madison offers a full benefit package, education incentives, longevity pay, and shift differential. Starting wage $42,700 and $55,965 after two years. Qualified preservice applicants may be eligible for up to $10k incentives and lateral pay.

To apply, candidates will be required to complete a written test (POST) and a physical agility test in Fort Madison to attain eligibility. Testing standards which can be found on the ILEA website under certification questions. Candidates must also have a clean background history and valid driver’s license. Non-certified applicants will have to attend the four-month Iowa Law Enforcement Academy which is paid for by the department. The Fort Madison Police Department at full capacity is a 20 personnel department. Patrol Officers work 12-hours shifts with every other weekend off. Officers get paid double time and a half for the holidays worked and straight 8 hours for holiday not worked. The Fort Madison Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates should contact the Recruitment Coordinator at igray@fortmadisonpd.com for an application packet, or they can be picked up at our lobby M-F 8:00 AM-4:30 PM, Application deadline is October 22, 2021, at 4:30

Police Officer [Washington Police Department] 

The Washington Police Department is seeking professional, dedicated, and enthusiastic applicants for the position of Police Officer. This is an additional patrol officer position recently approved by the City Council.

The Washington Police Department is a dedicated group of professionals who are committed to excellence in law enforcement and serving our community with pride; making the City of Washington a safe and enjoyable place to live, work or visit. Our mission is to encourage community partnerships to solve problems and improve public safety in a manner that is consistent, fair, impartial, and transparent. Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) certification preferred, but not required. Officers work 12-hour shifts and starting pay for certified officers is $47,743 – $65,425 depending on experience and qualifications.

Completed application, cover letter and resume must be submitted to the Washington Police Department by October 15, 2021, at 4PM. Physical Agility & POST testing: ILEA certified applicants are waived from the physical agility and POST testing. Non-ILEA certified candidates will be contacted with testing dates. Applicants with a valid POST score within the past year are waived from POST testing.

Application packets are available by contacting the Washington Police Department, 215 E. Washington Street, Washington, IA 52353 or by email request to rhill@washingtoniowa.gov

All applications must include a cover letter, resume and three professional references. The City of Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

https://washingtoniowa.gov/city-of-washington/full-time-police-officer-position-available/

911 Dispatcher [Cedar County Sheriff’s Office] 

9-1-1 DISPATCHER The Cedar County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for Full-time 9-1-1 Dispatchers. The starting wage is $19.39 per hour. On-the-job training. Must be willing to work over-nights, holidays, and weekends. 10 hour shifts with some overtime. Some out of town travel is necessary for training.

Information packets can be obtained from the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office, Cedar County Law Center; 711 E. South St.; Tipton, Iowa 52772, also on the Cedar County website. Applications being taken thru October 25, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. EOE.

https://cedarcounty.iowa.gov/

Dispatch – 911 Operator [Fayette County Sheriff’s Office] 

IMMEDIATE FULL TIME OPENING FOR DISPATCH-911 OPERATOR

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is currently taking applications for a Full Time Dispatcher. Candidates must be 18 years of age, have good moral conduct, pass a thorough background investigation, and may be required to take psychological testing. All training and testing will be provided by the Sheriff’s Office.

Qualified applicants must have good computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and be familiar with Windows operating systems. $16.26/hour with a raise after 9 months and progressive pay scale

Enhanced compensation for applicants with previous dispatch experience and certifications will be considered. We provide an excellent benefit package including IPERS retirement, paid time off, competitive rates for Health insurance plan including dental and vision. Must be able to work variable shifts including nights, weekends and holidays.

Applications may be obtained online at www.fayettecountysheriff.com under Employment or stop in and pick up an application at the Sheriff’s Office. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is an equal opportunity employer. 563-422-6067, Ext: 231

Correctional Officer [Fayette County Sheriff’s Office] 

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Full-time/Part-time correctional officers to work in our jail. This position will pay $16.26/hr and will include all shifts, weekends and holidays. Applicants will be required to complete psychological testing, pass a background investigation and must have reached their 18th birthday. A high school diploma is required. There is a $500.00 bonus when hired.

For a complete job description and application visit our website at www.fayettecountysheriff.com. Applications may also be picked up at the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Please return completed application to Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, ATTN: Sheriff Marty Fisher, PO Box 518, West Union, IA 52175 or by dropping off in person at the Sheriff’s Office. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 563-422-6067, Ext: 231

Deputy Sheriff [Franklin County Sheriff’s Office] 

Applications are available at the Franklin County Law Enforcement Center, 105 5th St SW in Hampton or the link provided. Applications with cover letter and resume must be returned by noon on Friday, October 15, 2021 via mail at PO Box 57 Hampton, IA 50441 or in person.

https://www.franklincountyia.gov/how_do_i/apply_for_obtain/employment_opportunities.php

Patrol Officer [Belmond Police Department] 

Application Link: Information found here.

Police Officer [Marengo Police Department] 

THE MARENGO POLICE DEPARTMENT IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS TO FILL A POSITION FOR A FULL TIME POLICE OFFICER.

OFFICERS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 18 YEARS OF AGE. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENT. COLOR VISION WITH NO LESS THAN 20/100 IN EACH EYE CORRECTABLE TO 20/20. CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES. MUST POSSESS A VALID IOWA DRIVER’S LICENSE. BE OF GOOD MORAL CHARACTER AND HAVE NOT BEEN CONVICTED OF A FELONY OR CRIME INVOLVING MORAL TURPITUDE, OR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. THE APPLICANT MUST SUCCESSFULLY ALL REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH BY ILEA.

ILEA CERTIFIED OFFICERS ARE PREFERRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. CANDIDATES WHO ARE CURRENT ILEA CERTIFIED PEACE OFFICERS DO NOT NEED TO TAKE THE POST OR PHYSICAL FITNESS TESTING. ILEA CERTIFIED OFFICERS ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE FOR A $3,500 HIRING INCENTIVE. TESTING DATES WILL BE SENT TO THOSE WHO APPLY AT A LATER DATE.

COMPENSATION: BASED ON EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATION, AND UNION CONTRACT. PAY RANGE EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2021 IS $21.74- $27.17 PER HOUR DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION.

FULL TIME OFFICERS ALSO PARTICIPATE IN THE IOWA PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM (IPERS). CURRENT CERTIFED PEACE OFFICERS ARE ELIGBLE FOR A $3,500 SIGNING BONUS. INDIVIDUAL HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM IS 100% COVERED BY THE CITY. FAMILY PLAN INSURANCE PREMIUMS ARE COVERED 94% BY THE CITY. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS INCLUDE: FITNESS CENTER ACCESS, PAID SICK TIME, PAID HOLIDAYS, COMP-TIME AVAILABILITY, VACATION, AND PERSONAL DAYS. APPLICATIONS

PACKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE MARENGO CITY HALL, 153 E. MAIN ST MARENGO, IA 52301 OR CAN BE REQUESTED ELECTRONICALLY BY EMAILING CHIEF BEN GRAY AT BGRAY@MARENGOIOWA.COM APPLICATION PACKETS CAN BE SENT TO CHIEF BEN GRAY, MARENGO POLICE DEPT. P.O. BOX 245 MARENGO, IA 52301.

 

Police Officer (Full-Time) [Bettendorf Police Department] 

Please find the job posting for Police Officer position with the Bettendorf Police Department. This position is available for applications until 11/5/2021 5:00PM.

Job Title: Police Officer
Job Type: Full-Time, 40 Hours per Week
Starting Pay: $56,510.00/Yr.
• Citizenship: An applicant must be a citizen of the United States.
• Residence: Must reside within fifteen (15) miles of the corporate city limits of Bettendorf in Iowa or Illinois. The appropriate residency must be established within 6 months of hire.
• Age: Applicant must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
• Education: Applicants for a position as a police officer with the City of Bettendorf must have two years of full-time law enforcement experience as a sworn federal, state, or local police officer at the time of hire OR at least sixty semester hours of accredited college or university at the time of application OR have two years of active duty military experience at the time of application.

Physical Requirements: An applicant who will become an officer is required to be in acceptable physical and mental condition to perform his/her duties under physically demanding conditions. The following specific requirements must be met and maintained throughout the entire selection process:
o Uncorrected vision no worse than 20/100 in each eye, corrected to 20/20 in each eye.
o Has color vision consistent with the occupational demands of law enforcement.
o Must meet ILEA (Iowa Law Enforcement Academy) physical fitness standards.

• Good Driving Record
• Good Moral Character

Bonus: Applicants who are already certified law enforcement officers are eligible for bonuses. The bonus schedule is as follows: $2,500.00 – after completion of field training program $2,500.00 – after completion of one year of service from date of hire $2,500.00 – after completion of second year of service from date of hire $2,500.00 – after completion of third year of service from date of hire.

www.bettendorf.org/jobs

Police Officer [Eagle Grove Police Department] 

**OPENING**
The Eagle Grove Police Department is now accepting applications for Police Officer. All applicants must meet the minimum standards set by the State of Iowa, and those requiring certification must meet the entrance requirements of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy.

Non-certified applicants will be required to pass a physical agility test and written examination (POST) or have passing test scores within the last 6 months. Certified officers are waived from the physical agility and POST testing.

Officers work 12 hour shifts with 2 weekends off a month. Starting pay for a non-certified officer is $43,680 and increases to $48,048 upon certification. Certified officers, depending on experience and qualifications, start at $48,048 or higher.

Applications and resumes can be dropped off to Chief Ray Beltran or Captain Michael Stuckey at the Eagle Grove Police Department located at 210 East Broadway, Eagle Grove, IA 50533 or e-mailed to Chief Beltran at rbeltran@eaglegrovepd.com Contact Chief Ray Beltran or Captain Michael Stuckey at (515) 448-4793 with any questions.

https://eaglegroveiowa.org/vertical/sites/%7B64A1095B-8B03-4661-9B9F-ADD124E544DC%7D/uploads/Employement_Application(3).pdf

Deputy Sheriff [Wright County Sheriff’s Office] 

Please contact Chief Deputy Jeremy Hogrefe at jhogrefe@co.wright.ia.us for an application.

http://www.wrightcounty.iowa.gov

Jailer [Wright County Sheriff’s Office] 

Please contact Sheila Cordero at scordero@co.wright.ia.us for an application

http://www.wrightcounty.iowa.gov

POLICE OFFICER [ELDRIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT] 

THE ELDRIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS LOOKING FOR QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR 1 IMMEDIATE OPENING. CERTIFIED OFFICERS WILL QUALIFY FOR A $3,000.OO SIGNING BONUS. FOR DEPARTMENT APPLICATION AND BENEFITS SEND AN EMAIL WITH YOUR REQUEST TO police@cityofeldridgeia.org

Civil Deputy [Cass County Sheriff’s Office] 

Certified officers/deputies need only apply. Position is primarily Monday-Friday dayshift.

Send questions or resume to dmclaren@casscoia.us

Female Correctional Officer [Lee County Correctional Center] 

Applications available at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Police Officer [Cedar Rapids Police Department] 

If you are interested in joining the Police Department’s mission to actively involve everyone in a team effort to serve, protect, and prevent crime and disorder, as well as provide a safe and secure community in an effective and efficient manner, you are encouraged to apply. Police Officer positions are full-time and offer an opportunity to serve the community.

Click here for more information.

Police Sergeant [Pleasant Hill Police Department] 

The City of Pleasant Hill, Iowa (population 10,147) is seeking candidates for the position of Police Sergeant. Pleasant Hill is a progressive and growing community located in the Des Moines Metropolitan area. Pleasant Hill is a full-service community with ample access to dining, retail, recreational, sporting, employment, educational, cultural, and entertainment options. The City of Pleasant Hill continues to invest in its Police Department by providing a new state-of-the-art police station that opened in January of 2021. This is an exceptional opportunity for officers wanting to advance in their profession and/or join a progressive metro area police department. Additional information about the City of Pleasant Hill and the Pleasant Hill Police Department is available at https://pleasanthilliowa.org.

Education Requirements: Associate’s Degree from an accredited college (Bachelor’s Degree preferred). A combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of a degree, although if the successful candidate does not have their degree, they will be required to obtain their Associate’s Degree within eighteen (18) months of hire

Experience: A minimum of three (3) years experience in police operations (more is preferred). A combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of this minimum if the candidate has at least two years of law enforcement experience

Salary and Benefits: The Police Sergeant is a FLSA non-exempt position Salary: Negotiable DOQ; current range is $73,145.55 – $100,104.74 Generous benefit package including: paid vacation, sick leave, personal leave, holidays, Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System of Iowa contributions, education reimbursement and group health and dental insurance

Certification: Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and meet the licensing standards established by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy https://ilea.iowa.gov, within six months of hire. The successful candidate must pass a physical examination, psychological examination (MMPI), polygraph examination and drug screen

To apply, send city application, cover letter and resume by November 19, 2021 to:
Jeff Cayler
Cayler Consulting, LLC
jeff.cayler@gmail.com (712) 830-3794

City of Pleasant Hill Employment Application is available online at: https://www.pleasanthilliowa.org/DocumentCenter/View/706/Employment-Application?bidId=

It is the policy of the City of Pleasant Hill to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons, and to recruit, hire, train, promote, and compensate persons in all jobs without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.

9-1-1 DISPATCHER [CEDAR COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE] 

For information, please click here.

Police Officer [Grinnell Police Department] 

2021 PAY SCALE
Non-Certified $56,992
Certified $56,992-$64,646

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS 12 Hour Work Day
Every Other Weekend Off
On-site Fitness Facility
Wellmark Health Insurance
Life Insurance
Education Reimbursement
Longevity Pay $2,000
Residency Benefit
411 Retirement

To apply and for more information go to https://www.policeapp.com/GrinnellIA