Police Officer

City of Iowa City

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


Job ID: 74499

Posted 7 days ago

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