Police Officer

Norwalk, IA
Norwalk Police Department

Performs responsible Police protective service work in the City of Norwalk Iowa; duty involves an element of personal danger. This position involves shift work including nights, weekends and holidays. The City offers an annual salary of $58,281 to $75,961 and an excellent benefit package. A pay incentive for certified applicants is available. No academy training reimbursement contract required for non-certified applicants.

In addition to excellent pay and benefits, officers of the Norwalk Police Department enjoy a supportive community, a low crime rate, modern equipment, free uniforms and weapons, advanced training opportunities and excellent City leadership.

Under general supervision, employees in this position perform a variety of routine patrol and investigative duties in the enforcement of State law, traffic law, and the municipal code.



$58,281.00 – $75,961.00 Annually


10/21/2021 at 11:59 PM Central Time (US & Canada)


• Perform routine patrol and traffic monitoring duties.
• Respond to calls for emergency assistance.
• Issue citations to violators.
• Operates radar equipment.
• Assist members of the public and provides information about department policies and procedures.
• Participate in criminal investigations, question suspects and witnesses.
• Prepare and submit reports concerning daily activities and investigations.
• Present educational programs at school and community service functions.
• Receive and maintains security of prisoners, take fingerprints, search and photograph prisoners.
• Attend law enforcement conferences, seminars and other related meetings.
• Maintain confidentiality of information as necessary.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Officials, other agencies, fellow employees and the general public.
• Maintain regular and punctual attendance and working hours.


High school graduation OR equivalent (GED); Graduation from a four year college with a degree in a social or police science is desirable. Candidates MUST meet all minimum standards for Iowa Law Enforcement Officers. The requirements for certification as a police officer in Iowa can be found here: https://ileatraining.org/default.aspx/MenuItemID/239/MenuGroup/Home.htm .

Applicants must be 21 YOA at the time of application. All qualified applicants regardless of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age national origin, marital status disability, status as a veteran, physical or mental disability and any other category protected by any applicable local, state or federal law are encouraged to apply.  Women, Minorities and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Preference may be given to applicants that are certified through the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy or any other state with a comparable certification.