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Police Officer

Company: Indianola Police Department

Full time
Deadline: Feb. 23rd, 2018
Indianola, IA
Starting 52,885


Career Opening Police Officer-Indianola Police Department

The Indianola Police Department is currently taking applications for the position of Police Officer. Application may be obtained at http://www.indianolaiowa.gov/181/Application. Please see application packet for details. Application deadline is 02/23/2018. Indianola is an equal opportunity employer. The Indianola Police Department endeavors to maintain a safe and secure community through Integrity, Professionalism and Dedication. We are very proud of the high quality and character of each of our staff. Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Indianola Police Department. The Department is currently accepting applications for the position of full-time police officer. Starting salary is $52,885. Within the packet, you will find information concerning the testing process. Pay special attention to all instructions and follow them carefully. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Complete the enclosed employment application, personal information waiver, personal questionnaire, and background investigation information form. Applications must be received or postmarked no later than Feb. 23rd, 2018 in order to be considered.

To apply, fill out an application packet and submit it to Indianola Police Department at 110 North 1st Street or via email to pallsup@indianolaiowa.gov.

Applications can be found HERE.


GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: To be a police officer in the State of Iowa, a person must be certified by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA). The Iowa legislators have given ILEA authority “to set standards for the law enforcement service” in the State of Iowa. If a person cannot or will not meet these standards, they cannot be certified. Local jurisdictions may use stricter criteria then ILEA to select police officer candidates. A detailed explanation for the minimum standards for Iowa Law Enforcement officers can be found in the “Code of Iowa,” Chapters 80B & 400, plus the “Iowa Law Enforcement Academy’s Administrative Rules.” Some of the criteria are as follows.

All applicants must:

• Be examined by a physician and meet the physical requirements necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of a law enforcement officer.

• Is 18 years of age at the time of the established date of the written examination.

• All Indianola full time officers become members of the Municipal Fire and Police Retirement System of Iowa. Mandatory retirement age is 65. (See Chapter 411, “Code of Iowa”)

• Be a graduate of an accredited high school or possess an equivalency certificate (GED).

• Be a U. S. Citizen and a resident of Iowa or intend to become a resident upon being employed*; *As reference in Iowa Administrative Code 2.1(1) Is a citizen of the United States and a resident of Iowa or intends to become a resident upon being employed; provided that the state residency requirement under this sub rule shall not apply to employees of a city or county that has adopted an ordinance to allow employees of the city or county to reside in another state and shall not apply to an employee of a city or county that later repeals such an ordinance if the employee resides in another state at the time of the repeal. Railway special agents who are approved by the commissioner of public safety as special agents of the department shall be exempt from the Iowa residency requirement.

• Not be opposed to use of force to fulfill duties

• Be able to speak, read, and write the English language.

• Not be addicted to alcohol or drugs. The City of Indianola has a vital interest in maintaining safe, healthful, and efficient working conditions for its employees. Being under the influence of a drug or alcohol poses serious safety and health risks, not only to the user, but to all those who work with or come into contact with the user. The possession, use, or sale of an illegal drug or alcohol in the workplace poses unacceptable risks to the safe, healthful, and efficient operations.

• Be of good moral character. The conduct or character of any applicant must be such that his/her job performance as a police officer would not be impeded in any manner.

• Be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation including a fingerprint search conducted of local, state and national fingerprint files and have not been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude*.

• *Moral turpitude is defined as “an act of baseness, vileness, or depravity in the private and social duties that a person owes to another person, or to society in general, contrary to the accepted and customary rule of right and duty between person and person.” It might include “justice, honesty, or good morals.” It might include “income tax evasion, perjury, assault, theft, indecent exposure, sex crimes, and conspiracy to commit a crime, domestic abuse, stalking illegal drug sales, or any offense in which a weapon was used in the commission of the crime.”

• Hold a valid Iowa driver's license*; *As reference in Iowa Administrative Code 2.1(3), Railway special agents who are approved by the commissioner of public safety as special agents of the department and officers who are allowed to reside in an adjacent state shall be required to possess a valid driver’s or chauffeur’s license of the state of residence of the officer.

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