Out-of-State Certified Applicants (Full-time)

Certified out-of-state applicants for the full-time position of Police Officer should be:

  • Have the ability to obtain certification from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy through examination (IAC 501-3.8(80B);
  • Must have served as a regular law enforcement officer during the 12-month period preceding the applicant’s hiring date;
  • Successfully complete of a minimum 160-hour certifying basic law enforcement training school, which certification has not been withdrawn by the certifying state;
  • Successfully score an 80% or higher in an approved Iowa Law Enforcement Academy firearms course;
  • Successfully complete or possess a current Iowa Law Enforcement Emergency Care Provider (ILEECP) card or another appropriate certification recognized by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy;
  • Hold a valid driver’s license;
  • Possess a high level of personal integrity and be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation including a fingerprint search conducted of local, state and national fingerprint files;
  • Have not been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude;
  • Not be addicted to drugs or alcohol;
  • Must be in good standing with current and/or former agency;
  • Undergo psychological testing;
  • Not be opposed to use of force to fulfill duties;
  • Be able to perform and complete all duties expected of a police officer.