Police Officer

Dubuque, IA
Dubuque Police Department

$60,694.40 – $67,475.20 Annually

Closing Date
2/13/2024 11:59 PM Central

GENERAL SUMMARY: Under direction, patrol assigned area to enforce laws and ordinances, regulate traffic, control crowds, prevent crime, and arrest violators; take special assignments in the protection of life and property; and perform duties such as juvenile counseling or school liaison, and other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate is experienced with diversity, equity and inclusion; possesses the ability to follow a management philosophy that is input-oriented and values equity, problem solving and development of partnerships; works effectively as a member of a team; and desires to be part of an organization that values service, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork.


  • Pursue, apprehend and arrest criminal suspects.
  • Respond to emergencies to provide assistance.
  • Maintain public order or security; surveillance of individuals or establishments; operational records; medical and CPR certification; firearm certification; and self-defense and use of force techniques.
  • Prepare investigation or incident reports.
  • Administer first aid.
  • Investigate accidents to determine causes; and illegal or suspicious activities.
  • Communicate situation details to appropriate personnel.
  • Testify at legal or legislative proceedings.
  • Record information about suspects or criminals; and crime or accident scene evidence with video or still cameras.
  • Monitor access or flow of people to prevent problems.
  • Relay information about incidents or emergencies to personnel using phones or two-way radios.
  • Interview people to gather information about criminal activities.
  • Determine operational procedures.
  • Patrol properties to maintain safety.


  • Possession of a high school diploma or equivalency certificate;
  • 1 to 12 months on-the-job training;
  • Or equivalent education and experience meeting the minimum qualifications.
  • Plus, civil service established passing score following completion of Civil Service Examination.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Iowa driver’s license.
  • Iowa Peace Officer Certification;
  • Or ability to satisfactorily complete the basic law enforcement course at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (meets CPR and First Responder requirements).

**A drug screen and polygraph examination will be administered prior to employment.


  • Experience working with a diverse workforce and population.
  • Bachelor’s degree or college-level coursework in Critical Incident Response/Special Police Operations; Law Enforcement Record-Keeping and Evidence Management; Law Enforcement Investigation and Interviewing; Protective Services Operations; Criminalistics and Criminal Science; Criminal Justice/Police Science; or related field.