Can only certified officers be hired?
No. Officers have 1 year from the date of their employment in which to become certified through the successful completion of training at an approved law enforcement training facility. This must be accomplished in order to remain eligible for continued employment.

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1. How do I apply to come to the Law Enforcement Academy?
2. What requirements must I meet in order to get hired by an Agency?
3. Do I have to meet requirements if I am hired as chief of police?
4. Can some agencies apply different tests and higher standards than the minimum state standards?
5. Will I be tested on the physical fitness minimums again after I have been hired?
6. Can only certified officers be hired?
7. I am an officer who has been trained and certified in another state. Do I still have to go through the academy?
8. Will my training at the Law Enforcement Academy count as credit at other Colleges or Universities?
9. Can I attend other colleges in Iowa to receive Certification as a Law Enforcement Officer?
10. How often do you hold the Citizen's Police Academy