Salary & Benefits


  • $59,543 base salary for non-certified officer
  • $66,160 salary upon completion of the academy
  • $72,941 certified with at least 2 years of experience
  • $76,587 certified with at least 3 years or more of experience
  • A certified police officer hired by the City as a new police officer is entitled to 50% of the balance due on their employment contract with their latest City/County/State employer not to exceed $2,000

Signing Bonus

New employees, who at the time of hire are currently certified law enforcement officers, shall receive a $5,000 signing bonus payable on the paycheck following completion of the following terms:

  • $1,500 upon passing the Field Training period
  • $1,500 at the completion of 2 years of service
  • $2,000 at the completion of 3 years of service

Employees hired under this provision have the one-time option to use the first bonus to purchase up to 45 hours of paid time off (PTO) at their current hourly rate, after the successful completion of the field training period.


  • Five nine-hour days on, three days off work schedule
  • Paid time off (PTO)
    • 14 days PTO during the first year of employment
    • 25 days PTO after 1 to 4 years of employment
    • 30 days PTO after 5 to 9 years of employment
    • 35 days PTO after 10 to 14 years of employment
    • 40 days PTO after 15 years or more of employment
  • 9 paid holidays
  • On-duty workout program
  • Medical leave bank - can be used for the employee's or immediate family member's extended illness, injury, disability, or hospitalization
  • Medical, dental and vision plans
  • Pension / retirement plan
  • Deferred compensation plans
  • Life insurance
  • Employee wellness program
  • Paid overtime
  • Military leave
  • Special assignment pay
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Yearly uniform allowance
  • Excellent advancement opportunities

Reasons to Choose Ankeny