Atlantic - Full Time Patrol Officer

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Job Overview

Department Atlantic Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleFull Time Patrol Officer
Registration Fee$20.00
Location Atlantic, IA

Job Announcement

*This job closes at 4:00PM CENTRAL TIME on April 27, 2022*

Atlantic Police Department, IA Public Safety Jobs



The Atlantic Police Department is currently taking applications for the position of full time Patrolman.

If hired, an Iowa certified officer can receive a $7,500 sign on bonus (to be paid out over 2 years.) They will also receive a week (40hrs) of vacation upon hire, 5 days (60hrs) of sick time, as well as ½ a year credit for each year worked for another agency towards longevity pay. Example: 4 years of service at current agency will count for 2 years credit with our department. Longevity pay of .20/HR begins after 2 years of service.  

Hiring incentives and bonuses may be negotiated for qualified out of state certified officers.

Residency restrictions to be considered and approved at the discretion of the Chief.

The department will reimburse the $20 administrative fee paid by applicants to PoliceApp to the top candidates invited to move on past the initial testing and interviews.  

Applicants may visit to apply.


General Duties:

See Attached Job Description



Non-certified applicant will start at $25.21/HR or $25.82/HR in July 2022

Upon completion of the academy, pay will be $26.81/HR

Certified applicants will start at $26.18/HR

July 2022 pay at $26.81/HR, and 6 months after hire $27.69/HR

City paid gym membership for passing yearly physical testing

$500 uniform allowance each year

$300 city contribution to a medical flex plan each year

Three paid personal holidays each year to be used at the officer’s discretion, with eight additional paid holidays throughout the year

Comp time earned at time and a half for each hour of overtime worked


About the Atlantic Police Department/City of Atlantic:

Our department operates with 12 full time officers and 2 secretarial staff members

We work a 12 hour schedule consisting of every other weekend off for most officers

Load bearing vest are approved and facial hair is permitted after academy completion


Atlantic has a population of approximately 7,000

The Atlantic community and community leaders & administration are very supportive of our agency

Atlantic is located an hour west of Des Moines and an hour east of Omaha 

Search Atlantic Police Department on Facebook for information on community programs and outreach


Minimum Qualifications:

Must be a United States citizen

Must be at least 18 years of age

Must have a valid driver’s license

ILEA certification is preferred

College education is preferred but not required

Military service will be highly considered

Must not have any felony convictions or convictions of other crimes involving moral turpitude


Testing Requirements:

Qualifications and fitness testing requirements may be located on the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy website at 

Iowa certified applicants will not be required to complete the physical testing and may call to set up an interview time on June 8th. 

Hiring Process:

Applications need to be submitted by June 8th by 7:00PM

Physical testing & formal interviews will be held on June 10th: starting at 8:00AM

POST and MMPI testing date TBD for selected candidates

Certified applicants will not have to complete the POST-test

If selected for further testing, candidates will be sent a second portion of the application used to perform a full background check

Before being hired, a candidate will have to pass a drug test and have a physical evaluation

A non-certified hire will be required to complete field training and pass the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy

Please direct questions regarding this position to

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.

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