Police Officer

Iowa City, Iowa
May 04, 2021
May 28, 2021
Law Enforcement
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Police Officer Recruitment


Questions about careers with ICPD? Email us at policerecruitment@iowa-city.org

Application deadline: May 28, 2021

Job Summary

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 work with a diverse community and build relationships with the communities served; problem solve with the utmost respect for human rights and dignity; 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; diffuse difficult and dangerous situations.

Job Qualifications

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

2.            Must be a U.S. citizen and resident of the State of Iowa. Residency restrictions do not apply to applicants.

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

4.            Must possess a valid Iowa driver’s license at appointment and maintain such license.

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

6.            Vision of 20/20 in each eye or vision correctable to 20/20, with uncorrected vision of not less than 20/100 in each eye; peripheral vision to 120 degrees in the horizontal meridian in each eye; normal color vision.

7.            Hearing sensitivity threshold within 25db measured at 500 Hz, 1000 Hz, 2000 Hz, and 3000 Hz averaged together.

Be sure to visit www.icgov.org/policerecruitment for more detailed, up-to-date information regarding this process


•             ICPD recruitment video and message from Chief Liston

•             Additional information on the POST and Physical Fitness tests

•             ICPD Virtual Open House and Physical Fitness test practice session

•             Test location maps including parking information (when applicable)

•             Background investigation and driving record reviews

•             Post offer physical and MMPI

•             Test results, fitness test reporting times, and other announcements

To access recruitment information and receive updates by text message, text JOINICPD to 319-224-8811.

For more information or to submit required materials including DD214, disability accommodation requests, and/or documentation of successful completion of the ILEA fitness test, contact us at:   

Human Resources City of Iowa City

410 East Washington Street Iowa City, IA 52240

(319) 356-5020 | (319) 356-5027 FAX


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