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Help Wanted: CR police needs officers

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) --  The Cedar Rapids Police Department is looking to add men and women in blue to the force.

Tuesday, the department announced it is taking applications for full time officers.   People can fill out applications now thru Friday, January 30, 2009.

Applications can be downloaded by visiting the Cedar Rapids Police website at Click on the "Career Information" link for more information.

Those interested in applying that do not have access to a computer/printer can either stop in at the police department or if they live over 50 miles away, can call 319-286-5528 or 286-5440 and an application can be mailed.

Applications can be downloaded from the department's website and printed at their home computer. Once completed, they will need to be notarized and mailed with the proper documents.        

The hiring process is an intense process, with the end result being, only the best to be hired. The following is the 2009 Recruiting Schedule for CRPD Applicants:        

December 15, 2008 - January 30, 2009    Application Handed Out        

February 13 or 14, 2009                    Written Test        

February 14 or 15, 2009                    Physical Agility Test        

February 16 - March 20, 2009            Polygraphs        

You will be notified of more testing dates.        

July 6 - October 23, 2009                     Academy          

There are many benefits to being hired by the Cedar Rapids Police Department. The first and foremost is being able to work at one of the top departments in the state.

"I came half-way across the country to work for this department and believe it to be one of the best in the country. We are looking for the most enthusiastic, driven people to join our department," says Chief Greg Graham.        

Starting salary is $21.56 an hour, with many benefits. The application and ALL documents must be received by the Cedar Rapids Police Department no later than 4:00 PM, Friday, January 30, 2009. NO exceptions will be made.        

Please visit the Cedar Rapids PD website at for a complete listing of required qualifications, Salary and Benefits and of course, that application.

Online Producer:  JJ Murray

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