Employment Opportunities


Police Officer

The City of Belle Plaine (pop. 2441) is accepting applications for Police Officer. Current starting salary for non-certified officers is $23.46/hr, and $27.54-$31.65/hr for certified officers, plus benefits. ILEA certified preferred, not required.

When fully-staffed, officers work a 12 hour shift schedule. We prefer applicants who are already certified officers, but will consider the right person if not ILEA certified.

Other benefits: Health, Vision, Dental Insurance are available; IPERS retirement; ten paid holidays per year; two paid personal days per year; one week vacation after 90 days, two weeks vacation after two years and goes up from there; uniforms and duty equipment are paid for by the City - if you need it we buy it; we have newer patrol vehicles, in-car computers and mostly updated equipment.

For a small rural community we keep very busy, with over 3400 calls for service last year.

Interested candidates can send resume and cover letter to Chief of Police, 1207 8th Avenue, Belle Plaine, Iowa 52208. Our employment application packet is available for pick-up at Belle Plaine City Hall, 1207 8th Avenue, Belle Plaine, IA 52208 or by calling (319) 444-2200 to request one. It is also available on the City's website at www.belleplaineiowa.gov . Position open until filled.