Employment Opportunities

The Mar-Mac Unified Law Enforcement District is accepting applications for the following position(s).  The eligibility list will be valid for 2022.

  • Full-time Police Officer
  • Part-Time Police Officer (Certified)
  • Reserve Police Officer (Certified)

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:

  • Non-Certified $18.50 / hour with an increase upon obtaining certification.
    • After July 1, 2022 – $19.06 / hour
  • Certified $20.00 / hour.
    • After July 1, 2022 – $20.75 to $22.25 / hour (depending on certified years of experience).
  • Longevity Pay: 5% increase after certified 3, 6, 9, and 12 years with agency.
  • On-Call Pay: 1 hour for every 12 hours (average 24 hours on-call bi-weekly).
  • Life Insurance ($50,000 for employee / $5,000 for spouse and dependent).
  • Medical Insurance (Wellmark BCBS – 100% paid single coverage / $240 per month family coverage)
  • 12-Hour Shift with every other weekend off.
  • 7 Paid Holidays.
  • 8 hours of Sick Leave accrued monthly (maximum 480 hours).
  • 48 hours of vacation after the first year / 84 hours after two years.
    • Certified officers would receive 48 hours of vacation after completion of probation.
  • Retirement (Iowa Public Employee Retirement System – IPERS).
  • Take home patrol vehicle.

Requirement:  Must reside in the state of Iowa and within seven miles of the corporate limits of Marquette or McGregor, Iowa within six months upon appointment or graduation from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy.

Full-Time Police Officer (Certified)
Full-Time Police Officer (Non-Certified)
Part-Time Police Officer (Certified)
Out of State Certified Police Officers

Interested candidates should submit an application to the mailing or email address below.

Mar-Mac Police Department
PO Box 69
319 Pleasant Drive
Marquette, Iowa 52158

Mar-Mac Police Application Packet
Iowa Administrative Code 501 – Iowa Law Enforcement Academy
Iowa Law Enforcement Certification FAQ
Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS)