Police Officer

Pleasant Hill Police Department   Pleasant Hill, IA   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on December 23, 2020

The City of Pleasant Hill, Iowa, is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.  The Pleasant Hill Police Department is a full-service police agency dedicated to improving the quality of life for our community and visitors. Pleasant Hill is a progressive and growing community located in the Des Moines Metropolitan area.  Our department uses a community based policing model through community partnerships to reduce crime and improve the quality of life for residents. 

Applicants for the Police Officer position should possess interpersonal skills, integrity, a clean driving record and be able to successfully pass a criminal background check. Members of our department embrace the motto, “Honor, Integrity, and Service.”

Our department offers many vocational and training opportunities to aid our members with their career goals.  To be a member of our team, applicants must be a minimum of 21 years of age with a High School diploma or equivalency. 

Applicants with their Iowa Law Enforcement Academy certification must complete and pass a background check, a medical exam and the MMPI. 

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications prior to being interviewed for the position:

Pass the physical agility test developed by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy

Pass the written POST test

After successfully completing the interview and prior to a conditional offer, the applicant must successfully pass a background investigation.

After being given a conditional offer and prior to appointment, the applicant must:

Successfully pass a Physical Examination

Successfully pass a Psychological Examination (MMPI)

Successfully pass a Polygraph Examination

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