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    • High School graduate or equivalent
    • Must be a United States citizen
    • Must be at least 18 years old
    • Must have good moral character
    • Have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one
    • Must be able to obtain an Iowa Professional Permit to carry weapons
    • Must pass physical test
    • Uncorrected vision of 20/100 in both eyes
    • Meet hearing standards
    • Not opposed to use of force
    • No record of assault, domestic abuse, stalking, weapons crime

    Disqualifying Factors

    The following actions will disqualify you from the application process.

    •  Discipline from an employer for physically fighting or assault in the workplace
    • Past conviction for aggravated misdemeanor in Iowa
    • Any conviction for simple/serious Iowa misdemeanor in past 3 years, except traffic
    • Conviction for OWI//DUI in past 5 years
    • Any outstanding criminal warrant at time of application
    • Any forgery, alteration or intentional misrepresentation of facts on application or during hiring process
    • Any adult use or possession of illegal drugs within past 5 years, marijuana 3 years.
    • Any adult manufacture, cultivation or sale of illegal drugs or prescription medication or facilitate in same
    • Any juvenile conviction for drug use, possession or sale resulting in conviction and court-ordered treatment
    • Conflict with fair and impartial enforcement/inability or unwillingness to use force
    • Currently the subject of a criminal investigation 

    The following actions may disqualify you from the application process, a may disqualifier is determined at the sole discretion of the Police Chief.

    • Willful and intentional non-payment of debt, taxes or fiscal contracts
    • Other than honorable discharge from military
    • Missing scheduled appointments during process w/o permission
    • Discipline from employer or military for acts constituting sexual harassment, racial or ethnic harassment or discrimination
    • Illegal use, possession or sale of illegal drug or prescription medicine as a juvenile (except marijuana)
    • Any academic dismissal or probation from any college or university within past 3 years
    • Unfavorable recommendations for hire by references, employers, landlords or professional consultants engaged by the Ankeny Police Department
    • Termination by an employer for conduct that is contrary to justice, honesty or morality 
    • Alteration, misrepresentation or incomplete data on Personal History Statement