Employment Opportunities

The Mar-Mac Unified Law Enforcement District is accepting applications for the following position(s). 

  • POLICE SERGEANT (Job Description)
    • $27.13 per hour.
  • POLICE OFFICER (Job Description)
    • Certified: $24.06 – $25.62 per hour.
    • Non-Certified: $22.31 per hour.
    • Certified Part-time: $24.06 per hour.
    • Certified Reserve: $19.12 per hour.
    • Non-Certified Reserve: $18.09 per hour.

Iowa Certified / Non-Certified / Out of State Certified

The Mar-Mac Police Department operates as part of the Mar-Mac Unified Law Enforcement District, encompassing the cities of Marquette and McGregor in northeast Clayton County, Iowa.  Currently, the department is funded for three full-time officers and employs part-time/reserve officers on an as-needed basis.

Situated along the banks of the Mississippi River, the cities of Marquette and McGregor serve as home to a year-round population of 1,163 (based on the 2020 census), which significantly swells during the summer months.  Given our geographical location, the police district experiences substantial growth in its transient population and commuters daily.  This growth is attributed to numerous factors, including the proximity to neighboring Prairie du Chien, WI (with a population of 5,506 as per the 2020 US Census), local employers, area attractions, nearby festivals, and a state and federal highway with an approximate daily traffic of 4,500 vehicles.

Covering approximately 3.11 square miles, the police department’s patrol area is the largest in geographical terms among all the police departments in Clayton County, leading to the highest volume of calls for service in the county.  The district also encompasses or borders significant natural landmarks, such as the Mississippi River, Bloody Run Creek, Pikes Peak State Park (welcoming around 300,000 annual visitors), Effigy Mounds National Monument, and Bloody Run County Park/Wildlife Management Area.

We are actively seeking applicants who are committed to collaboration and dedicated to serving the communities with dignity, integrity, and professionalism.

For those interested in applying for employment, detailed application information is available on the department’s website under “Employment Opportunities.”


Benefits as of 09/27/2023:

  • Longevity Pay: 5% increase after certified 3, 6, 9, and 12 full-time years with the agency.
  • On-Call Pay: 1 hour for every 12 hours.
  • Life Insurance ($50,000 for employee / $5,000 for spouse and dependent).
  • Medical Insurance (Wellmark BCBS – 100% paid single coverage / $266 per month family coverage)
  • Dental Insurance – Single/Family (Delta Dental)
  • Vision Insurance – Single/Family (Delta Vision)
  • 10.5-Hour shifts with four four-day weekends in an eight week period..
  • 7 Paid Holidays.
  • 12 hours of Sick Leave accrued monthly (maximum 720 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).
  • 5-mile residency requirement (including Wisconsin).
  • Take home patrol vehicle (if residing in Iowa).
  • $500 / year employee purchase program.

Requirement: Must reside within five miles of the police district within six months, including Wisconsin, upon appointment or upon graduation from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy.

Interested candidates should submit an application to rmillin@marmacpolice.org or to the address below.

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

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