Keokuk Police Department Recruitment

The Civil Service Commission of the City of Keokuk, Iowa will be conducting testing for Police Department applicants in the near future. Interested applicants must submit a completed City of Keokuk application form to the Keokuk Police Department, 1222 Johnson St. or email them to Certified officers may not be required to complete the physical or written examination. A list of qualifications is on the next page. We have also included a list of items that would ultimately disqualify you.


  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Reside within 45 minutes of the city limits of the City of Keokuk in the state of Iowa upon employment
  • Hold a valid Iowa driver’s license at time of employment
  • Not be addicted to drugs or alcohol [modified for Chapter 400 civil service positions by §400.17 of the Code of Iowa]
  • Be of good moral character as determined by a thorough background investigation including a fingerprint search conducted of local, state and national fingerprint files and have not been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude


  • Base salary $53,049
  • $60,343 after 1st year
  • $64,733 after 2nd year
  • Annual raises bargained for
  • Longevity Pay
  • Holiday Benefit (12 holidays)
  • Uniform Allowance
  • Medical, vision, life, and dental insurance
  • Vacation, compensatory, personal, residency days, and sick leave
  • Excellent MFPRSI Pension
  • Gym membership to Motley’s Fitness, Hoerner YMCA, or Anytime Fitness
  • Incentive for residing in city limits of Keokuk
  • Up to $10,000 sign on bonus for certified officers as well as other incentives

Application forms and information concerning qualifications for the examinations may be obtained at the Keokuk Police Department, 1222 Johnson Street, or by clicking on this link for a City of Keokuk Recruitment Packet.

Applicants will be notified by mail as to whether they have been accepted for the pre-employment testing. (If your application fails to meet the requirement, a letter is also mailed to you notifying you of the reason.)

The City of Keokuk is an equal opportunity employer.

Off Road Utility Vehicle / Golf Cart Permit

Off Road Utility Vehicle / Golf Cart Permit

On May 2nd, 2022, the Keokuk Police Department will begin inspections for UTV and golf cart permits.

Individuals wanting to permit a UTV or golf cart for operation on city streets can pick up an application at the Keokuk Police Department, located at 1222 Johnson Street or download from the link below. Once the application is complete, inspection of the UTV or golf cart will be done at the Keokuk Police Department, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am and 2:30pm.

Please make arrangements to trailer your UTV or golf cart to the Keokuk Police Department for inspection. Until a valid permit is attached to the UTV or golf cart, operation on city streets, alleys, or city owned property is prohibited, and any violations will be enforced.

Once the UTV or golf cart has passed inspection the permit will be issued.

Application UTV – Golf Cart w-attachment

The City of Keokuk Urban Deer Hunt

The City of Keokuk Urban Deer Hunt Season is: September 17th, 2022 through January 10th, 2023.

The following dates for hunters to qualify are:

August 11 at 6pm

August 21 at 3pm

August 27 at 9am

September 3 at 9am

Location at the old City Landfill at the end of South 20th Street in Keokuk.

The rules and regulations for the Urban Deer season can be found here Urban Deer Hunt Information

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


Just find your ward on the attached map and match it to the polling locations listed below by ward.

Locations are open 7am until 8pm

Keokuk Ward 1 – South Lee County Courthouse, 25 N. 7th St.
Keokuk Ward 2 – Heritage Center, 508 Main St.
Keokuk Ward 3 – Keokuk Art Center, 210 N. Fifth St.
Keokuk Ward 4 – Evangelical Free Church, 2315 S. 7th St.
Keokuk Ward 5 – Learning Center, 500 N. 20th St.
Keokuk Ward 6 – First Christian Church, 3476 Main St.
Keokuk Ward 7 – Keokuk Nazarene Church, 3119 Plank Road.

Keokuk Ward Map