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Police Officer

Iowa City, Iowa



City of Iowa City

410 E. Washington Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

Phone: 319-356-5020

Fax: 319-356-5027




Starting Salary: $43,486

Population: 67,862

Application Deadline: 7/25/14





A Police Officer patrols by car and on foot to prevent crime and enforce laws; conducts investigations and writes reports; interrogates witnesses, investigates accidents and obtains and records measurements. Requires the ability to express oneself clearly and concisely both orally and in writing, observe facts and situations analytically, objectively and accurately, record the same under rapidly changing and stressful situations and render creditable testimony; use good judgment in evaluating situations and make decisions quickly and under pressure; and have the ability to work with people in a variety of circumstances as well as the ability to diffuse difficult and dangerous situations.



Requirements include:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Must be a US citizen, resident of the state of Iowa and live within a designated response time after appointment. Residency restrictions do not apply to applicants.

  • Must have an acceptable driving record as determined by the City.

  • Must be eligible to carry a firearm under all state and federal laws.


Benefits include:

  • Starting annual salary of $43,486

  • Paid vacation and sick leave

  • Life, health and dental insurance plans provided

  • Paid holidays

  • Paid training time


To access the candidate information packet

and to apply online visit:



Online application must be submitted by 5 PM, Friday, July 25, 2014.




The City of Iowa City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.











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