As peace officers with state-wide jurisdiction, the primary job responsibility of a Trooper is enforcement of motor vehicle laws.
Job duties include, but are not limited to the following:
- Enforces traffic laws to promote safety, reduce accidents and expedite traffic flow.
- Administers medical aid to preserve life, alleviate suffering, minimize injuries, and
prepare for transportation to medical facility.
- Responds to and control civil disorders, disturbances, and riots, restoring order, and protecting individuals and property.
- Relays specimens, vital organs, evidence, personnel, etc. in emergency situations.
- Prepares and testifies in court to present the facts surrounding any civil, criminal or
- Determines severity, causation factor(s) of accidents by obtaining documenting evidence,
conducting interviews and taking appropriate photographs.
Applicants for the position of Trooper with the Iowa State Patrol Division must:
- Be a citizen of the
- Be at least twenty-two
(22) years of age at the time of graduation from the Department's
- Possess a high school
diploma or a GED.
- Be in acceptable physical
and mental condition to perform his or her duties under physically
- Have uncorrected vision
no worse than 20/100 in each eye, corrected to 20/20 in each eye.
- Have normal color
vision as prescribed by Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Rules:
Color vision is determined by the American Optical Company, Pseudo
Plates test, and requires correct identification of 10 out of 14
- Have normal hearing
in each ear. Hearing is considered normal when hearing sensitivity
thresholds are within 25db measured at 1000Hz, 2000Hz, and 3000Hz
To view more details
about the minimum
hiring qualifications for peace officers in the Department of Public
Safety, please click here.
Effective June 21, 2013 - Peace Officer Pay Plan
- $1,831.20 to $2,753.60 (bi-weekly)
- $47,611.20 to $71,593.60 (annually)
- Ten days paid vacation during first year
- 11 paid holidays per year
- 1 sick day leave accrual per month
- $50,000 paid life insurance
- medical and dental insurance
- $350 per year uniform allowance
- and other benefits
While attending the Department's Training Academy, recruits are paid $1,118.40 ($13.98 per hour bi-weekly).
YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE APPLICATION - SELECTION PROCESS
AND THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY ACADEMY, PLEASE
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