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All full-time Police Officer vacancies are filled from civil service hiring lists.  Civil Service testing will be conducted if there is no list at the time a vacancy occurs.  The best way to find out if we are seeking to fill an opening for Police Officer is to use the E-notification system.  Click this link - E-Notifications- and enter your name and an email address in the space provided.  Then scroll down to the Employment Opportunities section and select the check box for the Police Department an (and/or any other city department you would be interested in receiving job posting notifications from). Finally, when you have made the selections you would like, be sure to scroll to the bottom and click "save".  

Civil Service test announcements will also appear in local newspapers and on the Iowa Workforce Development website.  
Civil Service testing is just the beginning of the hiring process.  Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and pass the Civil Service testing are then placed on hiring list.  Those on the list are evaluated and subject to additional testing procedures before any hiring decisions are made.

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire, and must possess a two-year Associates degree or a minimum of four years active duty service in the armed forces of the United States with an honorable discharge. Applicants must meet Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Hiring Standards.  Additional requirements apply. You may obtain the full Police Officer position description from which includes all minimum qualifications and requirements from Human Resources.

Human Resources Department
City Hall 
10 1st Street Northwest
Mason City, IA 50401
Phone: (641) 421-3378
FAX: (641) 421-3389



Reserve Police Officer volunteer applicants must be at least 21 years of age at time of application, and must possess a high school diploma or a G.E.D. Additional requirements apply. 

We are currently fully staffed in the Reserve Officer position.  
For further information on Reserve Officer positions please contact:

Lieutenant Logan Wernet
Phone: (641) 494-3565
Email:  Lt. Logan Wernet


The Mason City Police Internship Program provides unpaid Internship opportunities to college and university students who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice or related fields.  Click  HERE for more information on the program.

Internship Program Coordinator:
Lieutenant Ron Vande Weerd
Email:  Lt. Ron Vande Weerd


The Mason City Police Department occasionally uses volunteers on a limited basis.  Anyone interested in volunteering at the Police Department should contact the city's Volunteer Coordinator


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