Burlington Police Department Hiring


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Application Deadline:  Friday, January 8, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.(CENTRAL TIME)


Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) certified peace officers are eligible to receive an $8,000 signing bonus as well as beginning pay up to $61,000 based on training and experience. Non-certified officers starting salary during training period is $47,827. The Burlington Police Department is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Minimum Qualifications:

All minimum standards for Iowa law enforcement officers must be satisfied. The applicant must:

  • Be a U. S. citizen and a resident of Iowa or intend to become a resident upon being employed
  • Be 18 years of age at the time of appointment
  • Hold a Valid Iowa driver’s license or have the ability to obtain one upon employment.
  • Not be addicted to drugs or alcohol [modified for Chapter 400 civil service positions by §400.17 of the Code of Iowa]
  • Be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation including a fingerprint search conducted of local, state and national fingerprint files and have not been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude
  • Successfully pass physical fitness tests
  • Not be opposed to use of force to fulfill duties
  • Be a high school graduate or hold a GED certificate; Advanced education preferred
  • Have uncorrected vision of not less than 20 / 100 in both eyes, corrected to 20 / 20, and color vision consistent with the Occupational demands of law enforcement
  • Have normal hearing in each ear (hearing aids are acceptable if a candidate can demonstrate sufficient hearing proficiency to perform all necessary duties of a law enforcement officer)
  • Be examined by a physician and meet the physical requirements necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of a law enforcement officer
  • Undergo psychological testing
  • Undergo cognitive (Basic Skills) testing
Application Process:

Each Burlington Police Department applicant must complete the following: