Iowa Peace Officers


Police Chief, Thief River Fall, Mn

The City of Thief River Falls, MN (pop. 8,587) is seeking a proactive public safety leader to be its next Police Chief[SK1] .   Requires a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or a related field and at least five years of experience as a police officer, including three years as a sergeant or supervisor. Equivalent combination of education, training or work experience will be considered.  Appointment of successful candidate contingent upon Minnesota POST licensure.  Qualified candidates must demonstrate a successful track record of departmental leadership that includes establishing department goals, budget development and administration and effective human resources management and staffing.  Excellent communication and effective interpersonal skills are required. Experience working in a union environment preferred.  Salary:  up to $85,224, depending on qualifications and experience. The City of Thief River Falls offers a wide range of competitive benefits, including three health plans (with an option for an HSA or VEBA plan), life insurance, and a health care savings plan through the Minnesota State Retirement System.  To apply, submit a resume, salary history, and four work-related references to or to Sharon Klumpp, Senior Vice President, Springsted Incorporated, 380 Jackson Street, Suite 300, Saint Paul, MN  55101.  For more information, call (651) 223-3053.  The position is open until filled.  Review of resumes starts on September 19, 2014.  For more information on Thief River Falls visit their website.

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Waverly Police Officer

The Waverly Civil Service Commission is accepting applications to establish an eligibility list for appointment as Police Officer.  This is a career opportunity with a progressive, proactive 16 officer department that provides service to a community of approximately 10,000 residents.  Applicants must meet standards set forth by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy.  Applicants selected for testing will undergo written examination, physical fitness testing, interview, psychological testing, comprehensive background investigation, and medical testing, including drug testing.


Applications may be obtained by accessing the City of Waverly Website:

 ( or contacting:


Waverly Police Dept.

111 4th St. NE

Waverly, IA 50677


Fax 319-352-0234

or emailing


Starting Police Officer Salary is $46,803.


Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., Friday June 20, 2014.


The city of Waverly is an equal opportunity employer.


City of Manchester, Iowa is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Police Officer. 

Manchester is the County seat of Delaware County with a population of 5,179.  This is a career opportunity with a progressive, proactive department.   Visit the City of Manchester website at: and go to City Departments – Public Safety - Police Department for more detailed information.

 Starting salary range is $19.51 to $20.64 per hour  DOQ, plus .30 cent hourly shift differential.   The City offers an attractive all inclusive benefit package.


Candidates must meet all State of Iowa Minimum hiring standards.  ILEA certification helpful.  E.O.E.


Methods to apply:

Pick up application at the Manchester Police Department

 On Line:  Go to City of Manchester, Iowa website at:

   Click on City Departments

   Click on Public Safety

   Click on Police

   Click on Employment

   Click on Employment Application


Complete application and e-mail to: or print out application and send to: 


James R. Hauschild, Chief of Police

208 E Main Street

Manchester, Iowa 52057


Applications are being accepted until MAY 27, 2014

                           Police Chief

The City of Cloquet, Minnesota (pop. 12,156) is seeking a strategic leader to serve as its next Police Chief Position reports to the City Administrator and manages a staff of 19 sworn and two civilian employees and an annual budget of $2.2 million. Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in police administration, criminal justice or related field required; Master’s degree preferred. Must have eight years of progressive experience as a licensed police officer, including four years in a supervisory capacity; command experience is preferred. Equivalent education and experience will be considered. Appointment of successful candidate contingent upon Minnesota POST licensure. Qualified candidates must demonstrate leadership abilities including experience improving operational effectiveness and implementing change. Must have experience in establishing department goals and performance standards, budget development and administration and human resources and staffing. Excellent communication and effective interpersonal skills are required. Experience working in a union environment preferred. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, salary history and four work-related references to or to Sharon Klumpp at Springsted Incorporated, 380 Jackson Street, Suite 300, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101. Electronic submission preferred. Direct all inquiries to Ms. Klumpp at 651-223-3053.

Position is open until filled.  Review of resumes begins on May 30, 2014.

West Liberty Iowa Police Chief

The City of West Liberty, IA (pop. 3,736), a diverse, progressive and growing community located 15 minutes east of Iowa City, is seeking energetic candidates for Chief of Police.


Candidates must have 10 years of law enforcement experience in a like size or larger community with extensive knowledge of police principles and budget experience. The ideal candidate must be capable of gaining and keeping the trust and respect of members of the community, all city departments and elected officials with a proven record of being actively involved in their community, fluency in Spanish a plus. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university or completion of an advanced police management school and 5 years progressive supervisory experience strongly preferred. Residency required. EOE/AA.

Any questions please contact City Hall 319-627-2418 or Submit cover letter, resume & salary expectations by May 16, 2014 to: City of West Liberty, Attn:  HR Department, 409 N. Calhoun St.,

West Liberty, IA 52776


Hardin County SO

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office is taking applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff.   Application forms can be obtained from the Hardin County Sheriff's Office at 641-939-8189 or at  Starting salary is $19.25/hr. plus benefits, salary increases to $20.43/hr. after 6 months.  Application deadline is 4 p.m.  on Friday May 16th, 2014. NOTE: no late applications accepted.  Submit application and resume to Hardin County Sheriff’s Office 1116 14th Avenue Eldora Iowa 50627.  EOE/AA

Police Officer

City of Ackley

City of Ackley, IA (pop 1589) has an opening for a full time police officer.  ILEA certified officer preferred but not required.  AA degree or better in criminal justice helpful.  Send resume to Chief Jeff Harnish, Ackley Police Department, 208 State Street, Ackley, IA 50601 or  e-mail to  Application deadline is May 2, 2014.  

Police Chief

City of Estherville

The City of Estherville, IA (pop. 6360) is seeking qualified applicants to replace the retiring Chief of Police.   Successful applicant will be a proven law enforcement leader who has strong public relations skills, can manage a department of 12 sworn officers and work collaboratively with other city departments and law enforcement agencies.    Requirements include a minimum of an Associates degree, 10 years of law enforcement experience with 5 years in a supervisory position.   Anticipated salary $65,000 +/- DOQ with excellent benefits.  A complete position profile can be obtained at  Submission deadline 4:30 p.m. April 9, 2014. EOE



The City of Spencer, Iowa, (Pop 11,233)is seeking candidates for the position of Chief of Police. The current Chief is retiring and the position is open July 1, 2014. Spencer has a 20 sworn and seven non-sworn member department with an annual budget of $1,789,301. The department operates the 911 Communications Center in conjunction with the Clay County Sheriff. Spencer is the county seat for Clay County and is located in northwestern Iowa, just 17 miles from Iowa's Great Lakes region.

The police chief is appointed by the mayor, and works under the general direction of the city manager, but exercises significant independent judgement and initiative. The city is seeking a proven law enforcement leader that can work collaboratively with other city departments to realize the goals of the City Council.

Education and experience requirements:

Extensive experience in modern administrative police work which has afforded progressively responsible experience in a variety of police functions, including supervisory duties. Minimum education is a 2 year criminal justice degree or equivalent. Experience requirement is 10 years law enforcement experience and 5 years experience as a law enforcement supervisor.


The Chief of Police is an FLSA exempt position. The salary range is $65,816 to $80,000. Benefits are paid vacation, sick leave, personal leave, holiday leave, health and life insurance and clothing allowance. The position includes participation in the Municipal Police and Fire Retirement (Chapter 411, Iowa Code)

To apply:

Candidates must meet the licensing standards established by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy The successful candidate must pass a physical examination and drug screen. For additional information or to apply, send cover letter, resume and salary history by March 21, 2014 to: