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


Keokuk Fire Department Civil Service Entrance Exam

The Civil Service Commission of Keokuk, Iowa will hold physical agility and written examinations Saturday, September 29, 2018 to be eligible for appointment to the Keokuk Fire Department.

Application forms and information concerning qualifications for the examinations may be obtained at the Keokuk City Offices, 415 Blondeau Street or online at www.cityofkeokuk.org.

Applicants must be a minimum of 21 and maximum of 40 years of age, citizens of the United States, residents of the State of Iowa, and must reside within 5 miles of the corporate city limits at the time of appointment. Starting base salary is $40,178.00.

Applications must be filed at the City Offices, 415 Blondeau Street, Keokuk, Iowa by 4:00 P.M. on Friday, September 7, 2108.

The City of Keokuk is an equal opportunity employer.

Fire Dept. 2018- FF Recruitment

KFD Employment application Form

KFD Physical Agility Test-2018

Follow the links to view the 2018 City of Keokuk Comprehensive Plan

These important planning documents are the product of countless citizens’ efforts and organizations’ hard work. Valuable input and survey responses allowed for a thorough consideration of the future land use in Keokuk and future projects and development to be undertaken by the city. Please contact 319-524-2050 with any questions.

Keokuk Comprehensive Plan 2018

Citizen’s Guide to the Keokuk Comprehensive Plan

Transportation Needs Survey

SEIBUS, provider of efficient transportation to all residents of the Southeast Iowa Region, and the Keokuk Human Rights Commission have worked together to develop a survey to determine the transportation needs of Keokuk.  We encourage everyone with any transportation needs (from once a month to daily) to fill out the short survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GQPLRGV.  For questions, call toll free 1-866-753-5107.

2018 Keokuk Comprehensive Plan Draft Document

The public comment period for the 2018 Keokuk Comprehensive Plan Draft Document is open through April 2018.

The 2018 Keokuk Comprehensive Plan is the result of a strategic planning process undertaken by the City of Keokuk to develop and adopt an updated Comprehensive Plan.  The Plan contains a vision for the future growth and development and determines goals, projects, and policies that will guide the future of development of the community.

Submit comments to:

Zach James
Planning Director
Phone: (319) 753-4313
E-mail: zjames @ seirpc.com


Pam Broomhall
Community Development Director
Phone: (319) 524-2050
E-mail: PBroomhall @ cityofkeokuk.org



Applications are still being accepted for the CDBG Owner/Occupied housing rehabilitation program.
Siding, windows, roofing, furnace, electrical, sidewalks, plumbing and insulation are areas of work that are eligible. Properties must meet HUD Standards when complete. Projects cannot exceed $24,999, plus lead safe work practices. This is a 5 year forgivable grant.

Applicants must live within the targeted area, this area begins at the corner of Concert and North 5th Street, along Concert Street to North 9th Street, along North 9th to Fulton Street, along Fulton to North 5th, along 5th Street to Concert.

Other requirements to qualify are a family must be at or below income guidelines, property is a single family dwelling, you own (at least 6 months) and live in the property (Contract sales and rental properties are ineligible for the program), taxes and utility bills must be paid to date, property must be insured, and property must comply with city nuisance ordinances.

Please contact Sara Hecox, SEIRPC, Grant Administrator, at 319-753-4311, shecox@seirpc.com, or Dan Eberhardt, SEIRPC, Housing Inspector at 319-753-4307, deberhardt@seirpc.com

34th Annual Bald Eagle Appreciation Days are on January 20th and 21st

Keokuk is the Winter Home of a large concentration of American Bald Eagles on the Mississippi River! Come inside the River City Mall to see wildlife exhibits, live raptors with the World Bird Sanctuary, the Iowa State Insect Zoo, the Tri-State Woodcarver’s Club Show, educational seminars, food & lots of interesting things to buy! Outdoors, along the riverfront, view eagles in their natural habitat with free spotting scopes manned by the Lee County Conservation Department personnel. A fun way to spend the weekend after the holidays! Free admission. Open to the general public.

Check out this webpage for more information about the exciting weekend full of great events!


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/