Wilton Police Department Employment Application

Wilton Police Department
104 E. 4th St.
P.O. Box 27
Wilton, Iowa 52778

wiltoniowa.org
info@wiltoniowa.org

Read these instructions carefully before proceeding
Failure to follow instructions will result in disqualification

IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT ALL INFORMATION BE CORRECT AND COMPLETE

Your application will be used as a basis for a background investigation that will determine your qualifications for a position with the Wilton Police Department.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

To be a police officer in the State of Iowa, a person must be certified by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA). The Iowa legislators have given ILEA authority "to set standards for the law enforcement service" in the State of Iowa. If a person cannot or will not meet these standards, they cannot be certified. Local jurisdictions may use stricter criteria than ILEA to select police officer candidates. A detailed explanation for the minimum standards for Iowa Law Enforcement officers can be found in the "Code of Iowa," Chapters 80B & 400, plus the "Iowa Law Enforcement Academy’s Administrative Rules." Some of the criteria is as follows.

All applicants must:

  • Be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Have reached the age of 18 years by the established date of the written examination.
  • Be a graduate of an accredited high school, or possess an equivalency certificate (GED).
  • Be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of Iowa or intends to become a resident upon being employed. (You must live within 30 air miles under our current agreement).
  • Is not by reason of conscience or belief opposed to the use of force when appropriate or necessary to fulfill his/her duties.
  • Be able to speak, read, and write the English language.
  • Not be addicted to alcohol or drugs. The City of Wilton has a vital interest in maintaining safe, healthful, and efficient working conditions for its employees. Being under the influence of a drug or alcohol poses serious safety and health risks, not only to the user, but to all those who work with or come into contact with the user. The possession, use, or sale of an illegal drug or alcohol in the workplace poses unacceptable risks to the safe, healthful, and efficient operations.
  • Be of good moral character. (This implies that the conduct or character of any applicant must be such that his/her job performance as a police officer would not be impeded in any manner.)
  • Not have been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude. Moral turpitude is defined as "an act of baseness, vileness, or depravity in the private and social duties that a person owes to another person, or to society in general, contrary to the accepted and customary rule of right and duty between person and person." It might include "justice, honesty, or good morals." It might include "income tax evasion, perjury, assault, theft, indecent exposure, sex crimes, conspiracy to commit a crime, domestic abuse, stalking, illegal drug sales, or any offense in which a weapon was used in the commission of the crime.
  • Must have a valid Iowa driver's license at the time of employment

Application Instructions:

The ability to follow directions and complete paperwork properly is an important responsibility of a police officer.

 1.      Answer ALL questions completely. If a question does not apply to you, enter “N/A” in the space provided.

2.      Avoid errors by reading the directions carefully before making entries on the form. Be sure your information is correct and in sequence before you begin.

3.      YOU are responsible for obtaining COMPLETE and VALID addresses (including zip codes). You are also responsible for providing valid phone numbers where requested.

4.      If there is insufficient space on the form, attach extra sheets. Be sure to reference the relevant section and question on any supplement pages or attachments.

5.      If you have any questions concerning this form, please contact the police department at 563-732-2311.

6.      The “Authorization for Release of Information” and “Release for Physical Agility Testing” form must be completed and digitally signed.

7.      Copies of the following documents will be asked for before an interview is granted.  Be sure that the following information is available upon request.

  • Birth Certificate
  • Photocopy of your driver’s license
  • High school transcript and diploma
  • College transcripts/diplomas
  • DD214 (military discharge form if applicable)
  • Naturalization papers (if applicable)
  • Proof of insurance on your vehicle

 8.      Your failure to properly complete your application may result in the rejection of the application.

9.      Application must be received by October 5th 2020 at 5pm.

Selection Process

  • Physical Agility To be announced / Certified officers exempt
  • Written Exam  (To be announced)  
  •  Interview
  • Certification of top 10 applicants on list
  • Conditional Job Offer
  • Background Investigation
  • Oral Interview Board
  • Psychological Screening
  • Medical (Physical) Exam
  • Final Job Offer (when position is available)
  • Uniform Fitting
  • Academy  (16 weeks if not certified)
  • Field Training Program  (On the job)
  • 1 Year Probationary period

Benefits / Work Conditions

·         Attractive Salary:  Certified officer base pay $24.00/hr / Additional based on experience

  • Paid vacation: Based on tenure

  • Holiday Bonus Pay

  • Uniform Allowance

  • Paid Training

  • Health, Dental, Optical & Life Insurance  

  • IPERS

Police work is a 24 hours a day, 365 days a year occupation. Officers work nights, weekends and holidays. Currently, Wilton officers are on a fixed 5 day, 8 hr shift work week with a two designated days off.  However, officers will be placed on a schedule that best suits the operational needs of the department. Wilton Officers are required to live within 30 air miles of Wilton City Hall.

 

 

Iowa Law Enforcement

Physical Agility Standards

Minimal physical fitness performance requirements chart

 

 

 

 

 

Males

 

 

Age

 

 

Test

20-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

60 +

Sit & Reach

16.5

15.5

14.3

13.3

12.5

1 Minute Sit-up

38

35

29

24

19

1 Minute Push-up

29

24

18

13

10

1.5 Mile Run

12:51

13:36

14:29

15:26

16:43

Females

 

 

Age

 

 

Test

20-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

60 +

Sit & Reach

19.3

18.3

17.3

16.8

15.5

1 Minute Sit-up

32

25

20

14

6

1 Minute Push-up

15

11

9

* 12

* 5

1.5 Mile Run

15:26

15:57

16:58

17:54

18:44


     * Females in excess of 49 years of age may do pushups on their knees.

 

These standards must be met before an applicant will be considered for hire. These standards are set by the state of Iowa code.