Police Officer

Bettendorf, IA
Bettendorf Police Department

Performs uniformed or plainclothes duties as assigned. Enforces all city and state laws and regulations. Responds to all police dispatches. Conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations. Interviews witnesses, interrogates suspect, arrests and processes suspected criminals. Directs traffic, issues citations, serves warrants and subpoenas, and appears in court when required.

Salary: $55,402.00/Yr.


1. Performs uniformed or plainclothes duties as assigned by the department's command structure.
2. Enforces city and state laws and motor vehicle regulations.
3. Responds to radio and telephone dispatches concerning crimes, civil and domestic disorders, citizen complaints and requests for assistance.
4. Conducts preliminary and follow-up investigation of the crime, disorder, complaints, and requests for assistance and prepares an initial report.
5. Interviews witnesses and interrogates suspects, arrests individuals suspected of committing crimes.
6. Processes prisoners in custody, conducts prisoner searches, books, fingerprints, and supervises prisoners.
7. Directs traffic and issues traffic citations when necessary.
8. Serves warrants and subpoenas, files necessary reports and appears in court when required.
9. Performs other related job duties as required.



Education: Requires the successful completion of the Civil Service examination and meeting additional requirements as stated in the Code of Iowa. Requires the successful completion of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy and possession of a valid driver's license.

Experience: Requires a level of knowledge normally acquired through two years of full-time law enforcement experience as a sworn federal, state, or local police officer OR at least sixty semester hours of accredited college or university OR have two years of active duty military experience. This is an entry level position. Requires the ability to qualify with firearms.

Citizenship: An applicant must be a citizen of the United States.

Residence: Civil Service employees who are designated as emergency personnel must reside within Scott County, the corporate limits of the City of Bettendorf, or within fifteen (15) miles within the corporate limits of the City of Bettendorf by the most direct street, road, or highway. The appropriate residency must be established within 6 months of hire. Please view and read the full Residency Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.