Police Officer

The Newton Police Department is accepting applications for the position of entry level (non-certified) and lateral (certified) police officers

Certified officers seeking to qualify under the lateral police officer  program must meet the following conditions: In-state applicants must hold a current ILEA certification and have, at minimum, successful completion of a field training program and two (2) years of experience upon hire with less than a 180-day break in service. Out-of-state certified applicants who have graduated from a state POST certified academy must have a minimum of four (4) years of law enforcement experience with less than a 180-day break in service.

Applicants must meet the minimum hiring requirements set forth by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy and section 400.17 of the Code of Iowa.  An associate degree in criminal justice or a related field and ILEA certification is preferred but not required.  

Starting salary is $51,132 for non-certified or up to $61,308 for certified officers plus excellent benefits.  Eligible certified officers may receive a training bonus of up to for successful completion of field training.

A complete application packet can be found at  Applications must be completed online and submitted by Friday, December 28, 2018.

The City of Newton Police Department is located at 101 W. 4th St. S., Newton, IA 50208. If you have questions, please contact the Newton Police Department at 641-791-0850.

The City of Newton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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