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Posted on: February 26, 2020

Police Department Job Opening

The City of Fort Madison is seeking applicants interested in a career as a Police Officer with the Fort Madison Police Department. If you are at least 20 years of age with a High School diploma or equivalent and willing to protect and ensure the safety of the public, their property and prevent crime, then you are encouraged to apply. Qualified pre-service applicants may be eligible for incentives and lateral pay.

The Fort Madison Police Department is looking for candidates who showcase:
• Integrity
• Moral
• Work ethic
• Proactiveness

Fort Madison Police Department has a competitive benefits package including but not limited to:
• Paid training while collecting full wage
• Uniform allowance
• Vacations, holidays, personal & sick time
• Education Incentive pay & reimbursement
• Health, Life, and Supplemental Insurance
• Shift Differential

Salary
• Starting salary - $41,662.40
• After 1 year - $45,697.60
• After 2 years - $54,600.00
• Longevity pay scale

Areas of opportunity:
• School Resource Officer
• Drug task force
• Investigator
• Tactical Response Unit

To apply, candidates will be required complete a written Test (POST) and a physical agility test in Fort Madison to attain eligibility. Testing standards which can be found on the ILEA website under certification questions. Candidates must also have a clean background history and valid drivers license. Non-certified applicants will have to attend the four-month Iowa Law Enforcement Academy which is paid for by the department.

The Fort Madison Police Department at full capacity is a 20 personnel department. Patrol Officers work 12-hour shifts with every other weekend off. Officers get paid double time and a half for holidays worked and straight 8 hours for holidays not worked. The Fort Madison Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates should contact the Recruitment Coordinator at jgray@fortmadison-ia.com for an application packet, or they can be picked up at our lobby M-F 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Application deadline is March 31st, 2020 at 4:30 PM.
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