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Police Officer

Dubuque, Iowa


City of Dubuque

50 West 13th Street

Dubuque, IA 52001

Phone: 563-589-4125 

Fax: 563-690-6025    




Salary: $55,411 - $61,588

Population: 58,000

Sworn Officers: 110

Application Deadline: 12/21/18







The Dubuque Police Department is a full service, community oriented and nationally accredited law enforcement agency. We are currently seeking high-caliber women and men to take up the challenge to protect and enhance the quality of life in our community. We are looking for service-oriented, hard-working individuals who thrive in a dynamic and diverse environment, to actively demonstrate these qualities and abilities as a City of Dubuque Police Officer.



The City of Dubuque Civil Service Commission will be conducting a written examination and physical agility test for the position of Police Officer at:


9:00 AM - January 26, 2019


University of Dubuque campus in Dubuque, Iowa


Check in will begin at 8:15 a.m. at the Veteran's Memorial Indoor Practice Facility located at the north end of McCormick Street, on the University of Dubuque campus.




  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and possess a high school diploma or its equivalent at the time of appointment

  • Candidates must pass a written examination, oral examinations and physical agility test


Successful Candidates will:

  • Have experience working with a diverse workforce

  • Demonstrate an ability to follow a management style that is input oriented

  • Value problem solving and the development of partnerships

  • Possess a desire to be part of an organization that values service, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork


The City offers an annual salary range of $55,411 to $61,588, a certified police officer hiring incentive and an attractive benefit package.


A pre-employment drug screen and polygraph examination will be administered.


Please submit a Civil Service application to the City Personnel Office by 5:00 p.m. on December 21, 2018.



Civil Service Application packets may be obtained at:


City Personnel Office

City Hall

50 West 13th Street

Dubuque, Iowa 52001-4864



The Civil Service application, benefit summary

and job description are available at:



The Personnel Office may be contacted at:








Women, minorities and veterans are encouraged to apply.













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