Storm Lake - Police Officer

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Job Overview

Department Storm Lake Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitlePolice Officer
SalaryEntry Level $60,824 to $76,724
Location Storm Lake, IA

Job Announcement

Storm Lake Police Department, IA Public Safety Jobs




APPLY BY May 6th 2024


Minimum Requirements: 

  • 18 years of age.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Color vision 20/100 in each eye correctable to 20/20.
  • Citizen of the United States.
  • Must possess a valid Iowa driver's license  upon date of hire. 
  • Be of good moral character and have not been convicted of a felony or crime involving moral turpitude, or domestic violence.  
  • Must live within 20 miles of Storm Lake City Hall no later than 6 months after date of hire. 


Hiring Process: 

The applicant must successfully complete:

  • Physical Agility Test
  • Written Examination
  • Oral Interview
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Medical Physical
  • Background Investigation


Officer Benefits:

**New Increased Wage Rates**

Pay range FY2023 $60,824 to $76,724 plus incentives.  FY2024 (July 1, 2024) $63,882 to $80,546 plus incentives.

Starting pay rates are based on law enforcement certification and years of service.  $5,000 sign on bonus for Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Certified applicants.

Additional hourly add pay incentives for all hours worked for the following:

$0.50 Associates degree, $1.00 Bachelors degree, $1.50 Masters Degree, $1.00 Bi-lingual, $1.25 Detective, $1.00 Field Training Officer, $0.25 Drug Recognition Expert, $0.25 Sexual Assault Response Team, $0.25 Tactical Team, $3.00 K-9.

Work Schedule - Patrol Officers work a 12 hour shift (6AM - 6PM or 6PM to 6AM), working 7 days every two weeks with every other weekend (FRI, SAT, SUN) off.

The City of Storm Lake offers a competitive benefit package including:

Medical and Dental Insurance (90% premium paid by the City)

Retirement package though the Municipal Police And Fire Retirement System of Iowa

Life Insurance  (At no cost to the employee) 

Vision Insurance (At no cost to the employee)

Ten (10) paid holidays

Paid Vacation

Overtime compensation (one and a half time the employees hourly rate of pay)

Paid Sick leave

Paid Family Leave 

All benefits as set in terms of union agreement by the Teamsters General Drivers and Helpers Union Local No. 554.

$5,000 sign on bonus for Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Certified applicants  

How to apply:

The following information must be submitted through

  • Copy of Social Security Card
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of High School Diploma
  • Military Discharge (DD-214) -If applicable
  • College Transcripts-If applicable 
  • 5 work-related references


Assignment Opportunities:

  • Patrol Division
  • Investigation Division
  • School Resources Officer
  • Narcotics Unit
  • K-9 Unit
  • Clandestine Lab Team 
  • Tactical Entry Team
  • Drone Pilots
  • Search and Recovery Dive Team
  • Hostage Negotiation Team
  • Sexual Assault Response Team
  • Bike Patrol 


The City of Storm Lake is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.  Minorities are encouraged to apply.  

Storm Lake Police Department, IA Public Safety Jobs




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