Under the general direction of the Sergeant/Captain, performs law enforcement and crime prevention services for the safety and protection of life and property in the Urbandale community. Preserves peace, order, safety, problem resolution and educates the Urbandale community. Also performs investigative work in preparation for arrests and/or criminal prosecution.
Are you looking for a career to make a difference within the community? Are you a person who is built on integrity and wants to join a department who leads with community-oriented policing? We welcome you to apply.
Certified officers start at $73,103. Certified officers with two or more full years of service start at $79,069.
Check out the Urbandale Police Department Careers Page and Video of Becoming a UPD Police Officer for more information!
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PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION THOROUGHLY!!A completed city application and a copy of your OFFICIAL school transcripts or DD214 plus your release waivers must be submitted by the application deadline. The preferred method to submit documentation is to scan a copy of your official school transcripts or DD214 - then attach the copy to your application. You may also send documentation via email to email@example.com.
We do not need your original official school transcripts - a copy is sufficient.
The Civil Service examination includes the physical agility test, the POST, a scored onsite oral board interview and a background investigation. Candidates must pass each component to be considered.
WAIVERS : All applicants taking the Urbandale Police Department physical agility assessment must sign a release waiver of liability *Link HERE* prior to testing. All Candidates must complete the waiver Release of Information form *Link HERE* waivers need to be included in your application as an attachment or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. prior to the close of the job posting.
The physical agility test and POST will be administered on Thursday, February 29, 2024 & Friday, March 1, 2024. More information regarding the testing location and times will be sent to qualifying candidates.
*Note - we will accept passing Cooper physical fitness test scores from other agencies within the state of Iowa. If you have passed the Cooper physical fitness test on or after August 29, 2023, we will accept test results directly from that agency. The agency can email results to email@example.com.
Applicants who have a passing POST score on file since February 28, 2023 may choose to waive the POST exam. Noncertified candidates without a passing POST score on file within the past year are required to take the exam. In-State Certified Officer candidates will be able to waive the POST exam with proper documentation of their police officer certification. Out-of-state certified officer candidates will be required to take the POST test if do not have a passing POST test score on file within the twelve months of the POST test date.
POST exam study guides will be available free of charge to candidates requesting a copy. Requests may be made to Sgt. Rebecca Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and mailing address when requesting a study guide.
Oral Board Interviews will be conducted on March 4, 2024 – March 6, 2024. Please make sure to have availability on those dates if you advance to the oral interview step.
The Civil Service eligible list will be certified by the beginning of March 21, 2024. The Civil Service List remain eligible for one (1) year. For more information about the the position and a career with the Urbandale Police Department visit: www.urbandale.org/policejobs.
All candidate communication will be via the City's online career site: www.governmentjobs.com (Neogov). It is important that all candidates submit a valid email address in their application to receive information regarding all components of the selection process including testing locations, dates and test times. Candidates are also encouraged to choose to receive text message notifications to avoid missing important information about the recruitment process.
*Link HERE* for frequently asked questions answered by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA). Those meeting the minimum qualifications are encouraged to reapply for future openings if not successful.
Finalists will be subject to a post-offer physical, including drug testing, a polygraph examination, and psychological evaluation. Persons with disabilities must submit requests for ADA accommodations related to the selection process to the Human Resources Department, in writing, prior to the application deadline.
The City of Urbandale is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunity for all employees and applicants of the City. No personnel decision or action shall be unlawfully influenced in any manner by consideration of an individual's race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, or other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal laws.
Position Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: $50,000-$100,000