Deadline: July 1, 2018
Position Announcement: Certified Peace Officer
The Altoona Police Department is accepting applications for an anticipated opening for the position
of full-time Certified Peace Officer. Minimally qualified applicants must be:
Currently employed as a certified peace officer through the Iowa Law Enforcement
Currently employed as an out of state certified peace officer with a minimum of two
years law enforcement experience
21 years of age
Be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation
including a fingerprint search conducted of local, state and national fingerprint files and
have not been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude
Must have the ability to read, write, and speak the English language
Not addicted to drugs or alcohol
Have uncorrected vision of not less than 20/100 in both eyes, corrected to 20/20, and
color vision consistent with the Occupational demands of law enforcement; normal
hearing in each ear
Must not object to the use of force in the line of duty
Must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.
Must hold a valid State of Iowa drivers license upon hire
Be examined by a physician and meet the physical requirements necessary to fulfill the
responsibilities of a law enforcement officer
Establish residency in the State of Iowa upon hire, must reside within 30 minutes
response time of the City within one year
Undergo psychological testing
Pre-employment drug screen and physical required.
Please note: Only certified officers will be considered for this hiring process. Certified peace
officers begin effective July 1, 2018 at a beginning hourly rate of $27.06 or commensurate with
years of experience; excellent benefits package and enrollment in the IPERS retirement system.
Altoona is a Skilled Iowa participant, candidates can find out more at www.skillediowa.org.
Applicants should complete and submit a city application available at http://www.altoona-iowa.com/i-
want-to/find-job-openings/ AND submit a resume and cover letter specifying interest to City of Altoona,
Attn: Police Officer position, 700 1st Avenue S., Altoona, Iowa 50009. Please include current mailing
address, phone number(s), and e-mail address.
Application materials will be accepted until multiple positions filled.
For more information on the Altoona Police Department visit: http://www.altoona‐
iowa.com/departments/police/ or call (515) 967-5132.