Join Our Team - Protect and Serve Your Community
Are you ready to make a real impact in your community? We're looking for dedicated individuals to join our dynamic police force and help us maintain safety and security in the City of Cedar Rapids. If you're passionate about law enforcement and committed to making a positive difference, we want to hear from you.
To learn about our Police Officer selection process please review our Career Information Packet (Download PDF reader). Additional information can be found on the Cedar Rapids Police Department Employment webpage.
About our Community
Nestled in the heart of Iowa, Cedar Rapids is our vibrant and diverse community known for its rich history, culture, and natural beauty. Our city has a strong sense of community which can be seen at any of our numerous parks, recreational opportunities, and family-friendly events year round. You can also explore our thriving downtown district, filled with shops, restaurants, and entertainment options, or take a stroll along the Cedar River, which runs through the heart of the city. Cedar Rapids - Why you should live here!
About this Opportunity
Police Officers provide direct services in the enforcement of the law, maintenance of public order, control of traffic in City streets by the performance of surveillance, intervention, arrest, direction of emergency activities or a variety of related acts.
Acceptable Experience and Training:
Training and experience as prescribed by the Civil Service Commission.
Required Special Qualifications:
U.S. citizen and resident of Iowa or intends to become a resident upon appointment;
18 years of age upon appointment;
Valid Iowa Driver's or Chauffer's License upon appointment;
Meets minimum hiring standards as outlined in Iowa Administrative Code-501.
New Officer Compensation
Police Officers are covered under the Police Bargaining Union collective bargaining agreement. All new police officer hires begin employment at step 1 (minimum) of the wage scale.
Certified law enforcement officers who work for another Iowa agency or who work outside the State of Iowa are accepted as lateral transfers. Lateral transfers are hired at our pay step consistent with the total number of years of service as a Certified Peace Officer. Please review the Career Information Packet for more information.
The Cedar Rapids Police Department is hiring for multiple vacancies with an anticipated Police Academy start date in May 2024.
For more information, please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cedarrapids/jobs/4242562/police-officer?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs