Sioux City Police Department



The Nationally Accredited Sioux City Police Department is seeking dedicated individuals to perform law enforcement duties that preserve law and order and emphasize our desire to work in partnership with the community through community policing, outreach efforts, and establishing strong partnerships with the citizens we serve.

The Sioux City Police Department has a strong community backing from the citizens it serves and its city council. Officers have numerous training opportunities and the department maintains full staffing levels.

The City of Sioux City is located in the Northwest corner of Iowa along Interstate 29 and sits on the border with the states of South Dakota and Nebraska. Sioux City is the cultural, shopping and entertainment hub of a metropolitan area of approximately 169,000 residents.

The SCPD has an authorized strength of 127 sworn members. In addition to patrol work, the SCPD has numerous duty assignments including Investigations (Crimes Against Persons Unit, Crimes Against Property Unit, Special Investigations Unit, Drug Task Force, Fugitive Task Force, Juvenile Investigations, and School Resource Officers), Crime Prevention, Community Policing, Community Cultural Liaisons, SWAT, Honor Guard, Hostage/Crisis Negotiators, Peer Support Team, Accreditation, Specialized Traffic Units, K9 handlers, Drone Unit, Traffic Investigations, Technology Unit, and Bicycle Patrol.

Starting wage for an entry level police officer is $60,067.87. New officers who have been a certified law enforcement officer for a minimum of two (2) years or who possess a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university will be entitled to start at $72,086.64. Expected wage range after three (3) years of service will be approximately $81,000 to $99,000. Comprehensive retirement and benefit package along with paid vacation and military leave.

Law enforcement officers certified in another state have the option to gain certification in Iowa through examination. Residency requirements allow applicants to reside in Iowa, Nebraska or South Dakota within ten (10) miles of City Limits.

Required Qualifications/Experience/Training:

1. High school diploma or equivalent

2. Must be 21 years of age by March 26, 2023

3. Must possess or be able to attend a valid driver’s license

4. Be able to successfully complete all phases of the background process

To apply: visit Click on the Police Officer

position, review the job description and click "Apply". Applicants must create an account or use an account previously created. Job related notifications, including application status and other time sensitive items, will be sent via email to the address you provide on your account.

 The City of Sioux City is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE/ADA