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    Lateral Move Program

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    • Must have 36 months certified law enforcement experience with any city, county or state law enforcement agency to be considered a lateral move.
    • All lateral entry police officers are subject to the same hiring process and must pass all steps of the hiring process as all other police officer applicants
    • Out of state certified police officers must complete the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy
    •  Lateral move certified Iowa police officers may skip ILEA, however they must complete the field training.


    • $55,987  - Certified police officers with less than 36 months of experience
    • $58,786  - Certified police officers with more than 36 months of experience 
    • $61,724  - Certified police officers with more than 48 months of experience