Police Officer

City of Sanborn

102 Main Street 712-930-3842

The City of Sanborn, Iowa (population 1400) is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.  The Sanborn Police Department is a full-service police agency dedicated to improving the quality of life for our community and visitors.  

The starting salary is $53,000 following graduation from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy.  

Desired Qualifications:

The physical agility test and Police Officer Selection Test (POST) will be administered to all qualified applicants.  Dates T.B.D and more information will be emailed to qualified candidates at a later date.

“Certified police officers in the State of Iowa, who are current officers or have no more than a six-month break in service, may be exempt from taking the Police Officer Selection Test (POST) and the ILEA physical test as they have already passed these tests to become a certified officer.”

Entry Requirement and Skills

To be eligible you must have graduated from high school or an equivalent, be 21 years of age or older, and be able to meet minimum standards for Iowa Law Enforcement officers as indicated by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy.

Physical Agility Test Standards are located on the ILEA website.

Post-offer physical, drug screen, and MMPI are required.


Benefits include:      $5000. Hiring Bonus

                                    100% paid family health insurance

                                    IPERS retirement

                                    Uniforms and Equipment Provided

                                    Take home Patrol Vehicle

                                    10 holidays

Application Instructions:


Police Officer Job Application

Please submit cover letter, and resume and application to Chief Rob Hegenbarth,

102 Main St. Sanborn IA 51248. or rhegenbarth@sanborniowa.gov.

Location: 102 Main Street, Sanborn, Iowa

Open: Monday April 22nd

Close: Monday September 30th 2024