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Police Officer

Waterloo Police Department
Waterloo, IA
Full Time

Position Duties / Responsibilities
The city of Waterloo is now accepting applications to join the Waterloo Police Department
Are you ready for a career that is varied, challenging and makes a difference in the community? The Waterloo Police Department is looking for candidates who are looking to start their career or transfer to our city!
  •  ​Competitive Salary and Benefit Package
  •  Starting pay approximately $55,000 per year for 1st year officers
  •  Longevity and Shift Differential Pay Incentives
  •  Pension Retirement System (Municipal Police and Fire Retirement System of Iowa)
  •  12 paid Holidays annually
  •  112 hours paid vacation after first year
  •  Opportunity to earn up to 304 hours paid vacation during career
  •  Annual Paid Sick Leave
  •  Competitive Health/Dental/Prescription Insurance
  •  $20,000 Paid Life Insurance provided
  •  Uniform and Clothing Allowance
  •  Flex Spending Account
Minimum Qualifications:
  • - At Least 18 Years Pld
  • - High School Diploma/GED Equivalent
  • - Must Pass Hearing and Vision Standards
  • - No Alcohol or Narcotic Dependency
  • - Must Pass Civil Service Exam
  • - Must Be Able to Pass Physical Standards for Pre-Employment Testing
Large variety of positions and additional duty assignments within the police department.
  • Patrol 
  • Investigations
  • Crime Lab
  • Drug Task Force 
  • Street Crimes Unit (VCAT Unit)
  • School Resource Officers
  • Federal Safe Streets Task Force
  • Training Unit
  • Internal Affairs/Professional Standards
Additional Duty Assignments
  • K9 Unit
  • Tactical Unit
     - Operators
  •  - Sniper Unit
     - Hostage Negotiator Unit
     - Explosive Breachers
  • Bomb Squad
  • Motorcycle Unit
  • Drone Unit
  • CSI Officer
  • Field Training Officer
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Pursuit Driving Instructor
  • Honor Guard
  • Traffic Investigators
  • Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)
  • Alternative Patrol
     - Bikes
     - Segways
     - Gator)
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The deadline for applications is Noon on Friday, January 31, 2020.