Skip to content

Police Officer ($10,000 Hiring Bonus for Currently Certified Police Officers PLUS Lateral Pay)

Open Houses/Workout with Us Events: These events will be held multiple times throughout the application. Visit the Council Bluffs Police Departments Facebook Page to RSVP!

Council Bluffs Police Department’s Mission: We, the members of the Council Bluffs Police Department, working with all people, are committed to providing quality and professional police service that promotes a safe and secure community, while affording dignity and respect to every individual.  We are committed to creating and maintaining active police/community partnerships and assisting citizens in identifying and solving problems to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods.  The Department recognizes that its employees are a vital component to the successful delivery of police services and will work to achieve our highest potential by actively involving our employees in neighborhood and/or community problem solving and improving these services.
 
Pay: $30.17/HR - $47.14/HR (Effective July 1, 2024)
 
Hiring Bonus for Currently Certified Police Officers: $10,000 hiring bonus to any certified peace officer who successfully completed the hiring process, accepts a position with the City, and whose certification is from the State of Iowa or a state that the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy recognizes and has a reciprocal agreement with.
 
Lateral Transfer: New employees, who at the time of hire, are currently certified law enforcement officers and have appropriate sworn experience as stated below are eligible for lateral transfer if they meet the following conditions:
Effective July 1, 2024:
  • Completion of 2-4 years of service shall be paid at Step 3: $32.95/HR
  • Completion of 4-5 years of service shall be paid at Step 4: $35.80/HR
  • Completion of 5 or more years of service shall be paid at Step 5: $38.46/HR
Benefits: Defined benefit pension plan – MFPRSI, excellent health coverage, employer paid dental and vision insurance premiums, Post Employment Health Plan (PEHP), excellent vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays, $50,000 employer paid basic life insurance policy, uniform allowance, overtime opportunities, and so much more!

Application Deadline: July 26, 2024
 
Physical Examination Date: The physical agility exam will be administered at 6:00 p.m. on August 7, 2024, and at 10:00 a.m. on August 10, 2024, at Dr. John & Jean Marshall Wellness Center located on Iowa Western Community College’s campus.

Responsibilities: The work of this class involves responsibility for the protection of life and property, prevention of crime, apprehension of criminals and the general enforcement of laws and ordinates in a designated area or an assigned shift or on special assignments.

Requirements:
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.
  • United States Citizen
  • Must be at least 21 years of age by the day they graduate from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) or if they already graduated from the ILEA or a law enforcement academy accepted by the ILEA, 21 years of age by their first day of employment with the City of Council Bluffs
  • Must be able to obtain a Driver’s License from state of residence

The City of Council Bluffs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
Please visit the City Employment Opportunities page for more pertinent information, to apply, and to view the job description. Contact the City's Recruiter, Cori Shaw, at 712-890-5275 with any questions!
 
To be considered a candidate, you must apply online at: https://selfservice.councilbluffs-ia.gov/ess/employmentopportunities/default.aspx.

For more information on the Council Bluffs Police Department or to sign up to receive text notifications, please visit https://joincbpd.com/.


 

Position Type: Full-time

Teenage Jobs : Hires 18 +

Mark Your Calendar

Past Event Recap

Scroll To Top