Police Officer Requirements - Iowa

 Iowa

 

Requirements in order to get hired by an Agency

All minimum standards for Iowa law enforcement officers must be satisfied:
The person must

  1. Be a U. S. Citizen and a resident of Iowa or intend to become a resident upon being employed;
  2. Be 18 years of age at the time of appointment; 
  3. Hold a valid Iowa driver's license; 
  4. Not be addicted to drugs or alcohol [modified for Chapter 400 civil service positions by 400.17 of the Code of Iowa]; 
  5. Be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation including a fingerprint search conducted of local, state and national fingerprint files and have not been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude; 
  6. Successfully pass physical fitness tests; (see chart below)
  7. Not be opposed to use of force to fulfill duties; 
  8. Be a high school graduate or hold a GED certificate; 
  9. Have uncorrected vision of not less than 20/100 in both eyes, corrected to 20/20, and color vision consistent with the Occupational demands of law enforcement;
  10. Have normal hearing in each ear (hearing aids are acceptable if a candidate can demonstrate sufficient hearing proficiency to perform all necessary duties of a law enforcement officer)
  11. Be examined by a physician and meet the physical requirements necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of a law enforcement officer.
  12. Undergo psychological testing. 

Undergo cognitive (Basic Skills) testing.

 

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Iowa Law Enforcement Academy

How do I apply to come to the Law Enforcement Academy?

You must be hired by or sponsored by a Law Enforcement Agency before attending the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy.

 

Minimal Physical Fitness Performance Requirements Chart

Males

Age

Test

 20-29

 30-39

 40-49

 50-59

 60 +

 Sit & Reach

 16.5

 15.5

 14.3

 13.3

 12.5

 1 Minute Sit-up

 38

 35

 29

 24

 19

 1 Minute Push-up

 29

 24

 18

 13

 10

 1.5 Mile Run

 12:51

 13:36

 14:29

 15:26

 16:43

Females

Age

Test

 20-29

 30-39

 40-49

 50-59

 60 +

 Sit & Reach

 19.3

 18.3

 17.3

 16.8

 15.5

 1 Minute Sit-up

 32

 25

 20

 14

 6

 1 Minute Push-up

 15

 11

 9

 * 12

 * 5

 1.5 Mile Run

 15:26

 15:57

 16:58

 17:54

 18:44

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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