Employment at Fort Madison 
Police Department

FMPD is accepting applications for an eligibility list.

Testing date: TBD

The Fort Madison Police Department is seeking candidates to fill various positions. Are you the right person for us?

  • Looking for a first-time job in law enforcement? The Fort Madison Police Department is willing to hire the right person and provide training. Non-certified applicants will attend the four-month Iowa Law Enforcement Academy while receiving full-time pay!


  • Already a certified officer and looking to relocate to a new community? Pre-certified officers are eligible for lateral entry wage and benefits, plus a $10,000 sign-on bonus. 

We seek candidates who demonstrate:

  • High Personal Standards

  • Moral Integrity

  • A Strong Work Ethic

  • Community Minded

We offer a salary and benefits package including:

  • Patrol Base Wage: $48,011 - $57,364

  • Additional Longevity Pay Scale After 5 Years

  • Shift Differential

  • 10 Paid Holidays

  • Health, Life, and Supplemental Insurance

  • Education Incentive Pay & Reimbursement

  • Vacation, Personal days, and Sick Time

  • Uniform Allowance 

Other opportunities within FMPD Include:

  • School Resource Officer

  • Community Service Officer

  • Drug Task Force Officer

  • Detective Bureau

  • Tactical Response Unit

  • Canine Unit

  • Drone Pilot

Fort Madison Department has 21 sworn and 3 non-sworn positions. Ranks Include Patrol Officers, Sergeants, Captains, Detective, Detective Supervisor, and Chief of Police.

Non-ILEA-certified candidates will be required to complete a written test (POST) and a physical fitness test in Fort Madison to attain eligibility. All applicants must be able to carry a firearm, pass a background check, and possess a valid driver's license.

Applications can be downloaded by the link below or obtained in-person at the lobby M-F 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email our department recruiter: Sgt. Gray.

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