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 December 1st, 2021*

Atlantic Police Department, IA Police 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 $5,000 sign on bonus (to be paid out over 2 years.) They will also receive a week of vacation upon hire and 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.  

The department will reimburse the $20 administrative fee paid by applicants to PoliceApp to the top candidates invited to move on to the POST/MMPI testing on December 18th, 2021.  

General Duties:

See Attached Job Description


  • Non-certified applicant will start at $25.21/HR

    Upon completion of the academy, pay will be $26.18/HR

    Certified applicants will start at $26.18/HR

    6 months after hire, certified pay will be $27.04/HR  and will increase to $27.69/HR in July 2022

    $500 uniform allowance each year

    $300 city contribution to a medical flex plan each year

    3 paid personal holidays each year to be used at the officers discretion, with 8 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:

  • Atlantic has a population of approximately 7,000

    The Atlantic community as well as community leaders & administration are very supporting of our agency

    Atlantic is located an hour West of Des Moines and an hour East of Omaha 

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

    We work a 12 HR schedule that consist of every other weekend off for most officers

    We work a rotating schedule every three months, so new officer(s) are not stuck on nightshift

    Load bearing vest provided by the city and facial hair permitted after academy completion

    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
  • Must live within 25 miles of the city of Atlantic or be willing to relocate within a reasonable amount of time
  • 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 December 1st. 

Hiring Process:

  • Applications need to be submitted by December 1st by 4:00PM

    Physical testing & formal interviews will be held on December 6th: starting at 8:00AM

    Selected candidates will complete the POST and MMPI testing on December 18th

    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




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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