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Chief of Police

  • City of Ackley
  • Ackley, IA
  • 45+ days ago

Job Requirements Age: 18 Education: Criminal Justice Degree Experience: 5 years ILEA certification is required with a minimum of 5 years law enforcement experience....

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Salary for Police Chief Jobs in Iowa

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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Police Chiefs in Iowa offer the following education background
  • Master's Degree (33.9%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (32.3%)
  • Associate's Degree (10.0%)
  • High School or GED (7.7%)
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (7.3%)
  • Doctorate Degree (6.2%)
  • Some College (2.3%)
  • Some High School (0.3%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Police Chiefs in Iowa
  • None (36.7%)
  • 4-6 years (12.9%)
  • 2-4 years (11.1%)
  • 10+ years (9.7%)
  • 8-10 years (9.0%)
  • 1-2 years (8.8%)
  • 6-8 years (6.9%)
  • Less than 1 year (4.9%)

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