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Posted on: February 26, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 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

• 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 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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