Police Officer – Certified & Non-Certified

Waukee, IA
Waukee Police Department

$27.38 – $38.98 Hourly

A Waukee Police Officer performs law enforcement and crime prevention for the safety and protection of life and property in the City of Waukee. The City of Waukee is recognized as one of the fastest-growing cities in Iowa and is located in Dallas County – one of the fastest growing counties in the US, giving employees opportunities for career advancement. Waukee offers a family-friendly environment featuring quality parks, schools and trails. The Waukee Police Department is very team oriented and has a culture of success.

(Order of Essential Functions does not indicate importance of functions.)

  • Patrols the city and responds to calls for service to control traffic, protect life and property, prevent crime and provide for the safeguarding of citizens.
  • Completes all written reports as required.
  • Conducts preliminary investigations including interviewing witnesses, victims and suspects of complaints, accident/crime scenes and other assigned cases to apprehend violators, to enforce laws and to determine if charges should be filed.
  • Secures and preserves evidence. Appears in court to present evidence and give testimony.
  • Writes citations, arrests violators of the law and processes arrested subject.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses.
  • Complies with and has excellent knowledge of all departmental Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).


  • High school diploma or GED. Associate’s or bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Experience in law enforcement preferred.
  • Bi-lingual and bi-cultural understanding preferred.
  • Must possess and have the ability to maintain a valid Driver’s License.
  • Must be able to obtain an Iowa Professional Permit to carry weapons.