Police Officer

Newton, IA
Newton Police Department

Salary: $59,016.

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the shift supervisor, a Newton police officer is charged with protecting life and property, preventing crime, apprehending criminals, and enforcing laws and ordinances in a designated area on an assigned shift. The position is subject to shift assignment and working weekends and holidays as scheduled.


  • Mathematics — The ability to use math to solve problems, including the basics of addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.
  • Reading Comprehension — Read a passage relating to police duty and answer questions based on the passages. No prior knowledge of law or law enforcement is needed to answer the questions. This demonstrates applicants’ ability to read, understand and retain what they read from a variety of sources such as police reports, witness statements, court documents, etc.
  • Grammar — This section requires applicants to identify errors in grammar, punctuation and spelling.
  • Incident Report Writing — The applicant will read a sample incident report form and use the information to answer questions. This demonstrates the applicant’s ability to write clear and concise sentences and paragraphs using simple correct grammar.
  • Applicants who are ILEA certified are not required to take the POST exam and will be awarded 100 points in lieu of taking the exam.