Sheldon Police Department Accepting applicants – seeking certified officers

Sheldon Police Department Accepting applicants – seeking certified officers

In Sheldon, we support our police!

Public Notice – Position Opening

Updated October 2020

Police Officer

Now Accepting Applications for Full-Time Officer. We are anticipating upcoming retirements and are establishing a list. We are seeking applicants who are certified. 

The Sheldon Police Department currently has one opening for full-time police officer to replace a retiring 32-year veteran of the force. The Sheldon PD is also seeking to establish a list of eligible peace officer candidates.  This list will be valid for positions that become available over the next year.

Applicants must meet the minimum hiring standards as set by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Council. Applicants with an Associate Degree or above are preferred. All interested applicants will be required to submit an application. Applications can be picked up in person, requested by phone or downloaded on this page.

Current ILEA certified peace officers are exempt from the POST and physical agility test.  Lateral transfers are eligible to start at a higher salary based on experience. Click here for the FY20-21 Collective Bargaining agreement.

Must live within 25 miles of the Sheldon Police Department within 6 months of hire.

The City of Sheldon Police Department hereby give public notice, in compliance with the Iowa Veteran’s Preference Law under Iowa Code Chapter 35C, regarding the police department’s intent to establish a hiring list for full-time peace officer and reserve officer positions within the department.

The City of Sheldon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The City offers a competitive salary.  Starting wage is dependent on experience and qualifications.  The City of Sheldon offers competitive employee benefits. Please send completed applications and resume with cover letter to: City of Sheldon Police Department, Attn: Chief Scott Burtch, PO Box 276, Sheldon, Iowa  51201. 

Application materials may also be scanned and emailed to If you do not receive a message back within one business day that your email has been received, please call (712) 324-2525 and ask for Elaine or Chief Burtch.

For additional information, you may call Chief Burtch at (712) 324-2525.

Letter from Chief of Police Scott Burtch

Understanding of application procedure (MUST BE NOTARIZED)

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