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Police Officer Wanted

The Sergeant Bluff Police Department has an opening for a Police Officer.  Sergeant Bluff is a community of 4,227 people with an 7-man police department which includes a full-time S.R.O. officer in the schools.   

Starting Wages:

  • Uncertified no degree $39,529
  • Certified Officer no degree  $41,500
  • Certified officer with AA degree Police Science $42,814
  • Certified with BA degree in Criminal Justice $44,303 

Plus Benefit package


Minimum standards are: 

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • 18 years of age
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Not addicted to drugs or alcohol
  • Good moral character 
  • Must successfully pass physical agility testing adopted by I.L.E.A.
  • Pass P.O.S.T (Police officers selection Test) written test
  • Pass background check
  • Pass Oral interview exam


Medical minimum standards:


  • Must have uncorrected vision of not less than 20-100 in both eyes and corrected to 20-20
  • Must pass color vision testing
  • Must have normal hearing


Additional requirements:

  • The grant requires that the newly hired Police officer is a military veteran who has served no less than 180 days in the military since Sept 11, 2001.  Please send military records with Resume.

The opening is the result of Department receiving the Department of Justice COPS Hiring Grant.  The grant supports the cost of the Police officer for three years with $125,000 in funding.

For further information or questions contact Chief of Police David McFarland at the Sergeant Bluff Police Department at 712-943-9603.

The City application can be downloaded from the Website under the Human Resource title.

Send applications and Resume’s to 309 5th Street Sergeant Bluff, Iowa 50154.  Applicants may email application and resume to:

Applications should be received by July 24th, 2012. (Open until filled)  Sergeant Bluff is an equal opportunity employer.

Working with our Community
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Scott Pack
Chief of Police

309 5th Street
Sergeant Bluff, IA  51054

Emergency: 9-1-1

24 hours a day,
7 days a week
The Sergeant Bluff Police Department is dedicated to professionalism and working with the community to promote a safe environment for its citizens to live in.

The SBPD consists of Police Chief Scott Pack, Sergeant Jory Ward, Administrative Assistant Jean Maupin and Officers Mark Huot, Brent Rosendahl, Seth Cottrell, Travis Hutzell, and Donovan Masters. The Department also utilizes Reserve Officers on an as-needed basis. The department is manned 24-7.

The police station is located at 309 5th Street. The non-emergency phone number is 712-943-9603.

The Sergeant Bluff Police Department's Policy on Racial Profiling & Biased Policing

La Directiva de Perfiladura Racial y Vigilancia Prejuiciada de Nuestro Departamento 


Sergeant Bluff, IA • 401 4th Street • PO Box 703 • Sergeant Bluff, IA 51054 • Ph: (712) 943-4244 •
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