Job Openings & Upcoming Events

The following are jobs that are open within the field of law enforcement. Most job openings are sent by members of the association for posting. However, those members are in no way able to enhance a person's ability to get any of the posted jobs. Please check dates of the job openings to make sure they are still current.

Humbolt Police hiring

The Humboldt Police Department has an opening for the position of Police Officer available.  Applications can be picked up at the Humboldt Law Enforcement Center, 430 Sumner Avenue, Humboldt, IA 50548, or one is attached to this email.  Deadline for the applications are Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 4:30 PM.  The POST written test and physical agility test is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 7, 2017.  For questions about the position, contact Dean A. Kruger, Police administrator at 515-332-2471.

Annual base salary for Police Officer effective July 1, 2017 is $49,049.63.  Annual base salary for Police Officer effective July 1, 2018 is $51,153.25.

Mason City hiring police officer


The City of Mason City, IA is taking applications for the Civil Service Commission entrance examination for the full-time position of Police Officer, which consists of a physical fitness and written examination.

Minimum Standards for hiring include: A U.S. Citizen and resident of Iowa or become a resident upon being hired, must be at least 21 years of age at the time of hire, possess or be able to obtain a valid Iowa state driver’s license by time of hire, maintain compliance with City’s Admin. Policy on Operation of City Vehicles, no addictions to drugs or alcohol, no felony convictions, no disqualifying misdemeanor within the last 7 years, speak/read/write English language, 2 year Associates degree or a minimum of 4 years active duty service in the armed forces of the U.S. with an honorable discharge, pass written examination and physical agility testing. Must be able to pass retirement system medical examination, pre-employment drug testing, have vision of 20/100 or better corrected to 20/20, pass color vision and hearing standards. Pass extensive background investigation, including fingerprint search, polygraph, psychological inventory and oral interview.

Starting salary is $23.89/hr with excellent benefits package.

Test date is scheduled for Saturday, September 30, 2017, 9:30 am for applicants meeting the minimum qualifications.

Complete job description and application are available at Human Resources, City Hall, 10 First St NW, Mason City, IA 50401. Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm or on the City’s website

Applications will be accepted until 4:30 pm, Thursday, September 21, 2017.

Equal Opportunity Employer


Dubuque County hiring Deputy

The Dubuque County Civil Service Commission will administer competitive written examinations for the position of Dubuque County Sheriff’s Deputy on Sat., October 21, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. at the Alumnae Lecture Hall in the Catherine Byrne Hall at Clarke University, 1550 Clarke Dr., Dubuque, Iowa.  Those interested should apply no later than October 6, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. at Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office, 770 Iowa Street, Dubuque, IA.  The County offers an hourly wage range of $22.69 to $29.45, and an attractive benefits package. Veterans’ preference. For questions or an email application contact Kelly Otting, 583-4789, or

DPS of Iowa helping with Arresting Hunger campaign

September is ‘Hunger Action Month’ and today I am excited to announce the kick-off to the 2016 Arresting Hungercampaign, which will run from September 1st through November 21st.  Last year the Department of Public Safety (DPS) raised over $5400 in our inaugural effort to help alleviate hunger throughout Iowa.  This year, the DPS is partnering with the Des Moines Police Department and law enforcement from across the State of Iowa to raise money to provide meals for those who are food insecure.  With the assistance of our fellow officers statewide, we hope to multiply our efforts this year.

To assist with our efforts, the Food Bank of Iowa has enabled a link that we will utilize to collect funds for this campaign, ( which will greatly simplify the giving process.  However, there will be three possible ways to give; the on-line link (above), by check (written to the Food Bank of Iowa, with the words arresting hunger’ in the memo line and sent to The Food Bank of Iowa, 2220 East 17th Street, Des Moines, IA 50316), or with cash (by filling out an envelope that will be secured and sent to the Food Bank of Iowa, which I can provide as needed).  These donations will qualify for the charitable contribution deduction.

With the help of the Food Bank of Iowa, we will be distributing the donations throughout the State of Iowa to food banks and food pantries on the Monday of Thanksgiving week (November 21st).  If any participating organization would like to be a part of a check delivery, please let me know and I will attempt to coordinate all efforts.

If anyone from your organization would like to further discuss this campaign, or how your department can become more involved, please feel free to contact me directly.

Thank you in advance for assisting with this worthy mission!

Captain Ken Clary

Iowa State Patrol