Job Type






Police Officer Centerville

Centerville Police Department

Centerville Police Department Centerville IA United States

5 days ago

Positions Open Until Filled.

Civil Service testing date is to be determined...

Under supervision of a Sergeant or higher authority, Police Officers are responsible for the protection of life and property, prevention of crime, apprehension of criminals, and the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Police Officers may work in a variety of assignments within the Department.

Ability to think clearly and act effectively;
Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative;
Ability to comprehend written material;
Skilled in oral and written communications;
Ability to follow directions;
Knowledge of police practices, tactics, techniques, and methods;
Thorough knowledge of laws and ordinances;
Thorough knowledge of Departmental rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and General Orders; and
Ability to safely handle firearms and successfully complete qualification.

An appointment as a Police Officer by the Chief of Police is a competitive process. A person shall:
Be a citizen of the United States
20 years of age at the time of hire
Successfully pass physical agility test requirements as set by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy
Successfully pass civil service and state cognitive examination(s) Currently Employed ILEA Certified Officers are not required to complete the physical fitness or written tests. Pass a psychological examination
Possess a high school diploma or general education development (GED) certificate.
Prefer but not required, possess thirty (30) colleges semester hours from an accredited
college or University, or one (1) year of service as a Centerville Reserve Officer, or one
(1) year of service as a certified peace officer in Iowa or another State, or have 2 years
service with the United States Armed Forces with an honorable discharge.
Be of a good moral character and pass an intensive background examination.
Not have been convicted of a felony or crime involving moral turpitude. Moral turpitude
is defined as an act of biasement, vileness, or depravity in the private and social duties
which a person owes to another person or to society in general, contrary to the accepted
and customary rule of right and duty between person and person. It is conduct that is
contrary to justice, honesty or good morals. The following nonexclusive list of acts has
been held by the courts to involve moral turpitude; income tax evasion, perjury, or its
subornation, theft, indecent exposure, sex crimes, conspiracy to commit a crime,
defrauding the government, and illegal drug sales, various factors, however, may cause an offense which is generally not regarded as constituting moral turpitude to be regarded as such. (501-2.1(5) ILEA Administrative Rules).
Not have been convicted of any offense, in any state, that could be considered as
Domestic Violence.
Possess a valid Iowa driver’s license by date of appointment.
Not have received more than three (3) moving traffic violations within the 18 month
period immediately prior to date of application.
Not have had driver’s license suspended or revoked within the 3 year period immediately
prior to application date.
Not be on probation for any criminal offense.
Not be addicted to or have habitually used any intoxicating beverages, drugs, or narcotics
Not have been convicted of Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) within a 3 year period
immediately prior to application date.
Reside in any adjoining county in the State of Iowa to Appanoose County or Putnam County Missouri within sixty (60) days.
Not be by reason of conscience or belief opposed to the use of force, when necessary to
fulfill the person’s duties.
Successfully submit to and pass a physical examination performed by a licensed
Have an uncorrected vision of not less than 20/100 in both eyes, corrected to 20/20.
Have color vision consistent with the occupational demands of Law Enforcement and
pass an approved color vision test.
Have normal hearing in each ear as specified by ILEA guidelines.
Be able to explain any pending or past lawsuits you were a party in.
Not have an unacceptable record of meeting financial obligations.
If a veteran, have an honorable discharge, free of conditions.
Successfully complete basic training at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $26.00/hr. - 30.00/hr.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $26.29 - $30.27 per hour

• Dental insurance
• Flexible schedule
• Flexible spending account
• Health insurance
• Life insurance
• Paid time off
• Professional development assistance
• Retirement plan

• 10 hour shift
• 8 hour shift
• Day shift
• Holidays
• Night shift
• Overtime
• Weekend availability

• High school or equivalent (Required)

• Law Enforcement: 1 year (Preferred)
• Military: 1 year (Preferred)

• Driver's License (Required)

Shift availability:
• Day Shift (Required)
• Night Shift (Required)
• Overnight Shift (Required)

Work Location: In person
Centerville IA USA

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