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Police Officer (Certified)

City of Council Bluffs

Public Safety

Job title:
Police Officer (Certified)

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Job description:

The City of Council Bluffs is currently hiring for the position of Police Officer (Certified)!

Council Bluffs Police Department’s Mission: We, the members of the Council Bluffs Police Department, working with all people, are committed to providing quality and professional police service that promotes a safe and secure community, while affording dignity and respect to every individual. We are committed to creating and maintaining active police/community partnerships and assisting citizens in identifying and solving problems to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. The Department recognizes that its employees are a vital component to the successful delivery of police services and will work to achieve our highest potential by actively involving our employees in neighborhood and/or community problem solving and improving these services.

Pay: $29.15/HR with step increases to $45.54/HR

Hiring Bonus for Currently Certified Police Officers: $10,000 hiring bonus to any certified peace officer who successfully completed the hiring process, accepts a position with the City, and whose certification is from the State of Iowa or a state that the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy recognizes and has a reciprocal agreement with.

Lateral Transfer: New employees, who at the time of hire, are currently certified law enforcement officers and have appropriate sworn experience as stated below are eligible for lateral transfer if they meet the following conditions:
• Completion of 2-4 years of service shall be paid at Step 3: $31.84/HR
• Completion of 4-5 years of service shall be paid at Step 4: $35.59/HR
• Completion of 5 or more years of service shall be paid at Step 5: $37.15/HR
Benefits: Defined benefit pension plan – MFPRSI, excellent health coverage, employer paid dental and vision insurance premiums, Post Employment Health Plan (PEHP), excellent vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays, $50,000 employer paid basic life insurance policy, uniform allowance, overtime opportunities, and so much more!
Application Deadline: November 30, 2023

Physical Examination Date: December 9, 2023 – Candidates who are currently certified peace officers through the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy will not be required to attend the physical agility exam. Candidates who are certified peace officers from a different state will be required to attend the physical exam.

Responsibilities: The work of this class involves responsibility for the protection of life and property, prevention of crime, apprehension of criminals and the general enforcement of laws and ordinates in a designated area or an assigned shift or on special assignments.

• Certified peace officer through the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy or by a law enforcement agency accepted by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy
• High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.
• United States Citizen
• Must be age 21 by the test date
• Must be able to obtain a Driver’s License from state of residence

The City of Council Bluffs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please visit the City Employment Opportunities page for more pertinent information, to apply, and to view the job description. Contact the City’s Recruiter, Cori Shaw, at 712-890-5275 with any questions!

To be considered a candidate, you must apply online at: If you are not currently a certified law enforcement officer, please reference the Police Officer (Non – Certified) posting and application to be considered.

Positions available:

Posted on:
October 27, 2023

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