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.

Last updated: November 16, 2021

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 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

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.

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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

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, 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 (712) 830-3794

City of Pleasant Hill Employment Application is available online at:

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.

Police Officer [Grinnell Police Department] 

Non-Certified $56,992
Certified $56,992-$64,646

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

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Police Officer [Waverly Police Department] 

The Waverly Civil Service Commission is accepting applications to establish an eligibility list for appointment as Police Officer. This is a career opportunity with a 17-officer department that provides service to a community of 10,000 residents. Applicants must meet standards set forth by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. Applicants selected for testing will undergo written examination, physical fitness testing, interview, psychological testing, comprehensive background investigation, medical testing, and drug testing.

Waverly Police Officers participate in the Municipal Fire & Police Retirement System of Iowa. The City of Waverly offers personal day(s) upon hire, 1 week of vacation after 6 months (up to 5 weeks total), paid sick leave, compensation time, longevity pay, paid holidays, pays 90% individual & family health insurance premiums, Tuition Reimbursement Program, and Wellness Program (pays up to 50% single & family memberships).

Applications may be obtained by accessing the City of Waverly website ( or contacting:

Waverly Police Dept.
111 4th St. NE
Waverly, IA 50677

Police Officer salary range is $56,893 – $69,078. ILEA Certified Officers receive $4,000 bonus. (Split 50% upon hire and completion of training period.) Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., Thursday November 18, 2021. The City of Waverly is an equal opportunity employer.

Deputy Sheriff [Delaware County Sheriff’s Office] 

Delaware County is accepting applications for a full-time Deputy Sheriff. Applicants must meet hiring standards as required by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy.

Starting salary is $65,625. Submit an application including a cover letter and resume to the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, 1225 W. Howard St., Manchester, IA 52057. For an application or additional information contact the sheriff’s office or call 563-927-3135

Application are available on the Delaware County website.

Deputy Sheriff [Linn County Sheriff’s Office] 

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting Deputy Sheriff applications. The application deadline is Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 5 PM.

All applicants are also required to attend the Linn County Civil Service Commission physical fitness and written exam scheduled for 8 AM on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Starting pay is $60,954/year.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office has a lateral transfer program for certified law enforcement peace officers. This program includes a $10,000 structured incentive and a starting salary based on years of service as a certified peace officer.  For further information on our lateral transfer program, please contact Colonel Doug Riniker at 319-892-6102.  

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Deputy Sheriff [Franklin County Sheriff’s Office] 

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for Full-Time Deputy Sheriff.

Applications are available at 105 5th Street SW, Hampton or under the employment tab at

Application with cover letter and resume must be returned in person or by mail to the
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office,
PO Box 57,
Hampton, IA 50441

by Friday, November 19, 2021 at 12:00 pm.

Detention Officer [Polk County Sheriff’s Office] 

Deadline: Open Until Filled
Full-Time Detention Officer

Polk County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking motivated individuals with integrity and good work ethic to join our team of full-time detention officers. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office offers competitive pay, excellent benefits, and advancement opportunities. Annual salary range is $47,195 – $68,845.

Advanced start rate is available to those with prior corrections, detention or law enforcement service. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by, the right career move is just a click away – Go to for more information.

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Part-Time Detention Officer [Polk County Sheriff’s Office] 

Deadline: Open Until Filled
Part-Time Detention Officer

Polk County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking motivated individuals with integrity and good work ethic to join our team of part-time detention officers.

Competitive rate of pay is $22.614 per hour. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by, the right career move is just a click away – Go to for more information.

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Police Officer [Eldridge Police Department] 

The Eldridge Police Department is seeking dedicated, hard-working, team-oriented individuals to perform a wide range of Law Enforcement and Crime Prevention duties for the safety and protection of life and property in the Eldridge community. We are currently accepting applications for a full time Police Officer position until November 30th, 2021.

Testing will be conducted in mid-January 2022; further testing information will follow the application deadline. If you are interested or know anyone that may be looking, please e-mail or go onto the City of Eldridge web page to obtain an application. You can come into the Eldridge Police Department at 305 N. 3rd St, Eldridge, IA 52748, to pick up an application as well.

If you have any questions, you may e-mail the police department at or call (563)285-3916. Completed applications can be e-mailed to or dropped off at the Eldridge Police Department. The City of Eldridge, IA is an equal opportunity employer.

Starting Pay: Non-Certified: $51,429.39 Certified: $56,198.28 Plus $3,000 sign-on bonus
Shift Differential: $.30 per hour for 2nd, 3rd, and weekend shifts
Contractual Raises: Yearly raises effective July 1st
Step Increases: 3% after 1, 3, 5,7, and 10 years of service
Vacation: 3 days during probationary period 1 week after 1 year of service 2 weeks after 2 years of service 3 weeks after 8 years of service 4 weeks after 15 years of service
Personal Days: 5 days per year after 1 year of service
Sick Leave: Earned at a rate of 8 hours per month
Holidays: New Years Eve, New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day
Insurance: Employee pays 15% of premium; out of pocket maximum includes copays and deductibles not to exceed $325 Single or $650 family per year
$25,000 Life Insurance for non-probationary employees
Education Reimbursement: City pays a portion of tuition, fees, and text materials based on grade received
Uniform Allowance: $800 per year for uniforms and equipment

Police Officer [Pleasant Hill Police Department] 

The City of Pleasant Hill, Iowa, is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. The Pleasant Hill Police Department is a full-service police agency dedicated to improving the quality of life for our community and visitors. Pleasant Hill is a progressive and growing community located in the Des Moines Metropolitan area. Our department uses a community based policing model through community partnerships to reduce crime and improve the quality of life for residents.

Applicants for the Police Officer position should possess interpersonal skills, integrity, a clean driving record and be able to successfully pass a criminal background check. Members of our department embrace the motto, “Honor, Integrity, and Service.” Our department offers many vocational and training opportunities to aid our members with their career goals.

To be a member of our team, applicants’ must be a minimum of 21 years of age with a High School diploma or equivalency. Applicants with their Iowa Law Enforcement Academy certification must complete and pass a background check, a medical exam and the MMPI. If you want to be part of our law enforcement family, apply today.

Applicants please forward your application, cover letter and resume to
the Pleasant Hill City Hall
6875 Martha L. Miller Dr.
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327,
attention CSO Jen Morris.

Deadline for applications is 12-17-2021 at 4pm. Any incomplete applications or applications that are received after the deadline will not be accepted. Applications can be found on the City of Pleasant Hill Website at:

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications prior to being interviewed for the position:

• Pass the physical agility test developed by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy
• Pass the written POST test

After successfully completing the interview and prior to a conditional offer the applicant must also complete:
• Pass a background check
• Successfully pass a Physical Examination
• Successfully pass a Psychological Examination (MMPI) prior to appointment

After being given a conditional offer the applicant must successfully pass a Polygraph Examination prior to his/her start date.

Career Opportunities
• Patrol Officer
• Promotional Opportunities
• Field Training
• Detective
• K-9 Handler
• DEA Task Force Investigator
• (SWAT) Special Weapons and Tactics
• Community Education and Outreach
• School Resource Officer
• Benefits
• 5 Day On / 3 Day Off Work Schedule
• 9—Hour Work Day
• Employee Wellness Program
• Onsite Fitness Facility
• Health Insurance
• Dental Insurance
• Education Reimbursement

Wage Compensation We offer competitive wages at all levels and hiring incentives for certified officers. A non-certified applicant’s starting salary is $30.13 per hour or $62,674 per year, at (4) years of service, the wage rises to $36.99 per hour or 75,940 per year.

Candidates must meet these standards. Below is a listing of the standards, with the impact to the applicant process.

Substance Use / Abuse
• Conviction for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated will disqualify a candidate for 3 years
• Any adult use or possession of illegal drugs other than marijuana/synthetic marijuana will disqualify a candidate for 5 years
• Any adult use of marijuana/synthetic marijuana will disqualify a candidate for 1 year
• Any use of prescription drugs that were not prescribed for the candidate may disqualify a candidate.
• Any juvenile possession, use, manufacture, cultivation, distribution or sale of drugs may disqualify a candidate Criminal Behavior
• Past conviction for aggravated misdemeanor or Iowa law equivalent will disqualify a candidate
• Any conviction for simple/serious misdemeanor or Iowa law equivalent, except minor traffic violations will disqualify a candidate for 3 years
• Any outstanding criminal warrant at time of application will disqualify a candidate
• Being on any sex offender registry will disqualify a candidate
• Adult or Juvenile admission of undetected crimes of a serious or repetitive nature may disqualify a candidate Conduct
• Any forgery, alteration or falsification of facts on application will disqualify a candidate
• Discipline from employer or military for fighting in the workplace, acts constituting sexual harassment, racial or ethnic harassment or discrimination may disqualify a candidate
• Other than honorable discharge from military may disqualify a candidate
• Missing scheduled appointments during process without permission may disqualify a candidate
• Any academic dismissal or probation from any college or university may disqualify a candidate for 3 years
• A candidate named as a defendant in a no contact order may be disqualified
• Unsatisfactory reference(s) may disqualify a candidate
• Unsatisfactory credit history may disqualify a candidate Current Law Enforcement Officers
• Having accepted a bribe or involvement in any dishonest act while employed as officer will disqualify a candidate
• Any job related disciplinary action of a serious nature will disqualify a candidate

Telecommunications Operator [Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office – Communications Division] 

Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office/Communications Division is seeking dependable, assertive, dedicated individuals who have integrity and leadership to enhance the lives of others, through service by becoming a Telecommunications Operator that will go above and beyond the call of duty. You become the calm voice that ensures the safety of those in need by dispatching calls either emergency and non-emergency.

This is an adrenaline pumping position where no two days are the same! This position is responsible for providing citizens with the highest quality of service by ensuring safe and efficient screening and processing of emergency telephone calls requiring emergency action by public safety agencies.

Pottawattamie County offers its employees a strong benefit plan at a reasonable cost. Our benefit offerings include health, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability, and other voluntary benefits.

To highlight some of our amazing benefits:
* Salary: $21.28 – $28.54 per hour.
* We offer a family plan at $209.02 per month cost to the employee, with an additional $30 savings if the employee participates in the wellness program
* $500 family deductible
* 100% employer paid long-term disability coverage
* IPERS retirement;
Unlike benefits from other retirement plans, IPERS benefits aren’t tied to the performance of the stock market. With IPERS, you don’t need to make complicated investment decisions for your retirement dreams to become a reality.

Public Safety Dispatcher [Muscatine County Joint Communications] 

Public Safety Dispatcher The Muscatine County Joint Communications Center (MUSCOM) is taking applications for a current opening and to create an eligibility list for the position of Public Safety Dispatcher. Job duties include, but are not limited to: answering emergency and non-emergency phone calls and processing requests for assistance for law enforcement, fire and medical services.

Qualifications include a high school diploma or GED, keyboarding/typing experience and ability to obtain and maintain CPR certification and Emergency Medical Dispatch certification. Experience in telephone or radio operations and previous dispatch experience is preferred, but not required. Must be available to work days, nights, holidays, weekends and on 12 hours shifts. Starting hourly wage is $21.05 (+ if experienced).

Applications are available on the county’s website at E-mail requests can be sent to Completed applications can be dropped off at the Public Safety Building; 312 E 5th St, Muscatine, Iowa or emailed to All applicants must complete a job application to be considered, resumes will not be accepted.

Deadline for submitting applications is December 3, 2021 by 4:00 p.m. – MUSCOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Police Officer [North Liberty Police Department] 

The City of North Liberty is accepting applications for a full-time Police Officer. Ideal candidates are community focused, have good judgement, excellent problem-solving skills, and want to serve others in a supportive environment. Applicants must meet minimum standards found at FAQs | ILEA (, have a good driving record, pass a background investigation, and reside within 20 miles of the corporate city limits within 1 year of hire.

Post-offer psychological exam, physical, and drug screen are required. All non-certified applicants will be required to take the written (P.O.S.T.) if they have not tested within the past eight (8) months at another agency, with an overall passing score of 80% or higher. A study guide and a practice test can be obtained through Stanard and Associates at Applicants can either take the test on the evening of January 5, 2022, or the morning of January 8, 2022, at the North Liberty Police Station.

Qualified applicants taking the written exam will be required to pay a fee of $30 at the time of testing. Non-certified applicants who pass the written exam will move on to the required physical testing and a brief interview that will be held at 9:00 AM on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at the North Liberty Community Center located at 520 W Cherry Street. Certified applicants will be contacted for interviews prior to the physical testing date. Applicants who are current certified law enforcement officers are eligible for a lateral transfer.

The City may consider buying out employment contracts. The current salary range is $53,872 to $74,152, with 8 years of service, plus an excellent benefit package. Officers work 12-hour shifts, have every other weekend off, and have access to the latest training, technology, and equipment, as well as a new police facility. Submit the Police Officer Hiring Packet, including resume and cover letter to: North Liberty Police Department, 340 N. Main St, P.O. Box 77, North Liberty, IA 52317, by 5 PM, Friday, December 10, 2021. Police Officer Hiring Packet can be found at

This application can be completed and hand delivered, mailed, emailed or faxed to the Police Department. The City of North Liberty is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

Police Officer [Mar-Mac Police Department] 

Information and application found here: