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: December 9, 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 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

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 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

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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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 www.JoinPCSO.com for more information.

Job applications will be accepted at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/polkia.

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 www.JoinPCSO.com for more information.

Job applications will be accepted at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/polkia.

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 police@cityofeldridgeia.org 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 police@cityofeldridgeia.org or call (563)285-3916. Completed applications can be e-mailed to police@cityofeldridgeia.org or dropped off at the Eldridge Police Department. The City of Eldridge, IA is an equal opportunity employer.

ELDRIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT BENEFIT PACKAGE AS JULY 2021
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: https://www.pleasanthilliowa.org/DocumentCenter/View/706/Employment-Application?bidId=

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.

https://www.pottcounty-ia.gov/jobs/communications_dispatchertelecommunications_operator_911_dispatcher/3286558/

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 muscatinecountyiowa.gov. E-mail requests can be sent to cjasper@muscatineiowa.gov. Completed applications can be dropped off at the Public Safety Building; 312 E 5th St, Muscatine, Iowa or emailed to cjasper@muscatineiowa.gov. 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 (iowa.gov), 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 https://www.applytoserve.com/Study/. 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 northlibertyiowa.org/NLPDjob.

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: https://www.marmacpolice.org/employment/

Police Officer [Boone Police Department] 

Starting annual salary: $53,050.08 with a possible $5000 signing bonus for certified officer. EOE. Applications (found here) and resumes can be dropped off to the Boone Police Department, 525 Story St, Boone IA 50036 or emailed to Chief John Wiebold at jwiebold@city.boone.ia.us. Deadline for applications is 12:00pm on December 29, 2021.

 

Police Officer [Marengo Police Department] 

JOB POSTING DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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).
INDIVIDUAL HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM IS 100% COVERED BY THE CITY.
FAMILY PLAN INSURANCE PREMIUMS ARE COVERED 94% BY THE CITY UNDER THE CURRENT UNION CONTRACT.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS INCLUDE:
FITNESS CENTER ACCESS,
PAID SICK TIME,
PAID HOLIDAYS,
COMP-TIME AVAILABILITY,
VACATION, AND PERSONAL DAYS.

APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE MARENGO CITY HALL, 153 E. MAIN ST MARENGO, IA 52301 OR CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD: POLICE DEPARTMENT APPLICATION

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS CAN BE MAILED TO CHIEF BEN GRAY, MARENGO POLICE DEPT. P.O. BOX 245 MARENGO, IA 52301 OR EMAILED TO BGRAY@MARENGOIOWA.COM APPLICATION PACKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE MARENGO CITY HALL, 153 E. MAIN ST MARENGO, IA 52301

 

Deputy & Detention Officer [Polk County Sheriff’s Office] 

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is NOW HIRING for Deputy Sheriff and Detention Officer.

We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and advancement opportunities. Deputy Sheriff: $62,888 – $81,224 Detention Officer: $47,667 – $69,533 Part-Time Detention Officer: $22.84/hr.

Don’t let this great opportunity pass you by, the right career move is just a click away – go to www.JoinPCSO.com for more information! To apply, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/polkia

Chief of Police [Denison Police Department] 

CHIEF OF POLICE CITY OF DENISON, IOWA The City of Denison, Iowa (population 8,373) is seeking candidates for the position of Chief of Police.

The current Chief is leaving after serving forty-four (44) years in law enforcement, with the last five (5) as Chief of the Denison Police Department. Denison is the county seat of Crawford County, located adjacent to Highways 141, 59 and 30. Located in West central Iowa, the community enjoys a diverse population, a variety of cultural events and an exceptional school system. Denison is a full-service community with ample dining, retail, recreation, sporting, employment, cultural, educational and entertainment options. For bigger city attractions, Denison is an easy commute to Des Moines, Sioux City and Omaha.

This is an exceptional opportunity for the right person. Additional information about the City of Denison and the Denison Police Department is available at https://www.denisonia.com.

Education Requirements: Graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in police science, law enforcement, criminal justice, public administration or a closely related field is preferred.
A combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.

Experience: Seven (7) years of experience in police operations, with a successful record of progressively more responsible supervisory experience is preferred.

Additional training and/or education may be considered in lieu of years of experience.

Salary and Benefits: The Chief of Police is an FLSA exempt position
Salary: Negotiable DOQ
Generous benefit package including: paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS) contributions, and group health, life, vision and dental insurance.
Certification: Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and meet the licensing standards established by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy ILEA | Iowa Law Enforcement Academy.
The successful candidate must pass a physical examination, psychological examination, and drug screen.
Residency: The City prefers that the successful candidate live within the city limits within six months of hire.

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and salary history by 4:00 p.m., January 7, 2022 to: Jeff Cayler Cayler Consulting, LLC jeff.cayler@gmail.com (712) 830-3794 It is the policy of the City of Denison 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 (Part-Time) [Mar-Mac Police Department] 

The Mar-Mac Unified Law Enforcement District is accepting applications for the following position(s), The eligibility list will be valid for 2022: Part-time Police Officer

The Mar-Mac Police Department is an entity of the Mar-Mac Unified Law Enforcement District, which encompasses the cities of Marquette and McGregor, in northeast Clayton County, Iowa. The police department is currently funded for three full-time officers and part-time/reserve officers on an as needed basis. The cities of Marquette and McGregor is located along the banks of the Mississippi River. The police department is the primary law enforcement agency to 1,163 (2020 census) year-round residence and hundreds more during the summer months. Due to our geographical location, the Police District experiences a significant growth in daily transient population and commuters. This growth is due to the neighboring city of Prairie du Chien, WI (2010 US Census Population – 5,911), local employers, area attractions, nearby festivals, and a state and federal highway.

The police department patrols approximately 3.11 square miles of land, which is the largest geographical region patrolled by a police department in Clayton County. Also located within, or immediately bordering the Police District is the Mississippi River, Bloody Run Creek, Pikes Peak State Park (approximately 250,000 annual visitors), Effigy Mounds National Monument, and Bloody Run County Park/Wildlife Management Area.

We are seeking applicants who are team oriented and dedicated to serving the communities with dignity, integrity, and professionalism.

Pay and benefits as of 11/10/2021:
Certified $18.50 / hour. After July 1, 2022 – $19.50 / hour.
8 / 10/ 12-Hour Shift (As needed during or regular weekend mornings during the summer.)
Paid Holidays.
Retirement (Iowa Public Employee Retirement System – IPERS).

Certified applicants can submit a resume to Chief Robert Millin at rmillin@marmacpolice.org or visit https://www.marmacpolice.org/employment/.