Police Department Testing

City of Keokuk Application

The Keokuk Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of Full-Time Police Officer. Testing will be held on October 13, 2018 at 09:00 am. Applications can be picked up at the following locations:

  • Keokuk Police Department, 1222 Johnson Street, Keokuk
  • Keokuk City Hall, 415 Blondeau Street, Keokuk

They can be picked up between the hours of 8am – 4pm Monday through Friday; or you can print an application from our website http://www.cityofkeokuk.org/police-department-testing-2018.

Law enforcement officers in Iowa must meet minimum standards established by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA). Civil service commission and law enforcement agencies may apply different tests and impose higher standards than the minimum standards set by the ILEA, as long as the minimum standards and tests are successfully passed and met.

  1. Be a U. S. Citizen and a resident of Iowa or intend to become a resident upon being employed;
  2. Is 21 years of age at the time of appointment;
  3. Hold a valid Iowa driver’s license;
  4. Not be addicted to drugs or alcohol;
  5. Be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation including a fingerprint search conducted of local, state and national fingerprint files;
  6. Have not been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude;
  7. Successfully pass physical fitness tests;
  8. Not be opposed to use of force to fulfill duties;
  9. Be a high school graduate or hold a GED certificate;
  10. Have uncorrected vision of not less than 20/100 in both eyes, corrected to 20/20, and color vision consistent with the Occupational demands of law enforcement;
  11. Have normal hearing in each ear (hearing aids are acceptable if a candidate can demonstrate sufficient hearing proficiency to perform all necessary duties of a law enforcement officer)
  12. Be examined by a physician and meet the physical requirements necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of a law enforcement officer.
  13. Undergo psychological testing.

 

All completed applications and resume must be dropped off at Keokuk City Offices. Applications will be accepted through September 28, 2018 at 12:00pm. If you are mailing an application, address as follows:

Keokuk City Offices
415 Blondeau Street
Keokuk, Iowa 52632

 

3rd Annual No Shave November

Officers of the Keokuk Police Department participated in their 3rd Annual “No Shave November” Fundraiser.  Traditionally; officers have been allowed to have a mustache without any other facial hair.  With a donation to Stand Up To Cancer, they were able to grow facial hair during the month of November.  We will donate $700.00 to Stand Up To Cancer, in honor of the people in our community that have dealt with many types of cancer.

Stand Up To Cancer is a groundbreaking initiative created to accelerate innovative cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now.

“This is where the end of cancer begins: when we unite in one unstoppable movement and Stand Up To Cancer.” http://www.standup2cancer.org/

2017 Halloween First Stop

The Keokuk Police Department, through its Little Red Basket program, put on the annual Halloween First Stop at the River City Mall on October 31, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Funds from the Little Red Basket provided approximately $4,500.00 towards the purchase of candy.  Wal-Mart in Keokuk provided an additional $500.00 worth of candy; which brought the total dollar amount of candy handed out in 2016 to $5,000.

During First Stop, employees of the Keokuk Police Department, their families, and students from Konnections at the Keokuk High School, handed out candy to children from Keokuk and the surrounding area.

Special thanks to Officer Brad Johnson for organizing the event and to the students from Konnections for volunteering their time to help out.

Build a Better World Reading Program

Sergeant Parrish, with the Keokuk Police Department, speaks with a group of children in the Keokuk Public Library Round Room on Wednesday, June 21st. The children are part of the summer reading program, “Build a Better World”. Sergeant Parrish touched on topics of safety with the children and fielded questions from the 60 in attendance on what it is like being a police officer. Photo provided by Hank Hustus.

 

Rules Governing the Discharge of Fireworks

4.72.60 FIREWORKS DISCHARGING GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

 

It is the intention that citizens be allowed to enjoy the use of novelty and consumer fireworks. It is in the best interest of public safety that these restrictions are included to prevent or limit injuries and/or fire(s) caused by fireworks and their use in and around individuals, large gatherings or events, structures and the environment.

 

  1. No person under the age of 18 shall discharge a DOT 1.4 class fireworks without direct supervision by a parent or legal guardian.

 

  1. A person shall only discharge a fireworks device on real property they own or on property where consent has been expressly given. Fireworks shall not be discharged on City-owned or public property without authorization of the Keokuk City Council.

 

  1. Fireworks shall not be discharged by persons showing visible signs of, or who are determined to be intoxicated or under the influence of a drug or narcotic.

 

  1. Any person discharging a fireworks device assumes all responsibility for its operation and the consequences thereof. No person shall discharge a fireworks device in a reckless manner or manner likely to cause death, injury, fire, or property damage.

 

  1. No person shall discharge a fireworks device outside the following dates and hours:

June 1 thru July 8 from the hours of 9am until 10pm.

Exception: discharge hours are extended to 11 pm on July 4th only.

 

December 10 thru January 3 from the hours of 9am until 10pm

Exception: discharge hours are extended to 12:30am on January 1.

 

  1. It shall be unlawful to alter, remove, or discharge components of a fireworks device from its intended method of discharging.

 

  1. Sky lantern open flame devices are not permitted to be released within the city limits, except if tethered by a retrievable rope so long as the person discharging has control over the sky lantern.

 

  1. Exception: Fireworks displays may be approved as part of a special event permit issued by the Keokuk City Council. Inspections, Insurance, Display/Use types and Hours of use will apply.

 

  1. No person shall discharge or allow the use of fireworks to occur within 50 feet of an occupied structure in the city limits.

 

  1. No person shall discharge or allow the use of fireworks, including novelty, consumer or display types, within the proximity of others, or in areas where large public gatherings are present.

 

  1. No person shall discharge or allow the use, explosion or other discharge of fireworks in any commercial or industrial rated building zone within the city limits, without permission of the Fire Chief.

 

  1. Proximity for definition of this section shall mean within 10 feet of another individual, building/structure, or vehicle, unless a further distance is specifically given.

 

KPLAY Mother Son Night

Saturday May 13th a mother and son night out was held to raise funds to support the KPLAY Fund. Tri-State area mothers and their sons enjoyed an evening of dinner, dancing and laughs while at the same time raising money for the purpose of bringing all-inclusive play equipment for all children in Keokuk, Iowa.

Keokuk Police Captain Bob Hafliger came out to the event to meet with the mothers and their sons sharing in the evening’s festivities and giving a tour of his squad car.

 

Images above are courtesy of Mississippi Valley Photography.