• Problem-solver who wants to work with people from all cultures, races and economic backgrounds.
  • Graduation from high school or G.E.D.
  • Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license issued by the State of Iowa or by another state if able to obtain an Iowa Driver’s License within a reasonable time period.
  • Twenty-one years of age on or before the application deadline date.
  • Citizen of the United States by application deadline date.
  • No felony convictions or convictions for crimes involving moral turpitude.
  • Free of drug or alcohol addiction.
  • Good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation, fingerprint search and polygraph examination.
  • Must meet minimum requirements to be a law enforcement officer consistent with Iowa Code chapter 80(b) and its administrative rules.

An applicant will not be considered for employment at any time if they have been convicted of any felony, domestic abuse, or a conviction involving moral turpitude.  Moral turpitude can be, but not limited to any of the following acts: Income tax evasion, perjury, 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.

Examples of other potential disqualifying factors include:

  • Giving false information on the application, during the application process, or any attempts of deception or fraud during the examination process.
  • Addicted to alcohol and has not been rehabilitated for a period of one year or more, or is not presently undergoing treatment.
  • Current (past 12 months) or excessive use of marijuana.
  • Current (past 24 months) or excessive use of other illegal drugs.
  • Use of any illegal drug (including prescription drugs not prescribed to you) or conviction of a felony, or any other serious offense after becoming an applicant.