Police Officer Position Available

Police Officer Position Available


The City of Sutherland Iowa (pop 649) is taking applications for a Police Officer position. Applicants certified in the State of Iowa are preferred, but all are welcome to apply. All applicants must meet the minimum standards set forth by the Code of Iowa, and those requiring certification must meet the entrance requirements of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (ILEATraining.org). Qualified candidates will be required to pass a physical agility test, written examination (POST), psychological testing (MMPI), pre-employment physical, drug test and background check. Applications can be picked up at the City Office at 110 Ash St, Sutherland or printed from www.sutherlandiowa.com

Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter, resume and application to:
City of Sutherland
Sutherland, IA 51058

For more information, please email the City at suthcity@midlands.net

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Sutherland Iowa is an EOE.

Reminder to Residents

Sutherland Police Department and the City of Sutherland would like to remind residents:
🔹 Lock all vehicles, property and homes.
🔹 Do not leave personal/valuable items in car.
🔹 Do not leave vehicles running.
There’s been an increase in criminal activity in O’Brien County, specifically targeting vehicles.  By following these recommendations, we can reduce the risk of property loss.

Winter Parking

Section 69.10: Snow Removal and Winter Parking.

  1. No person shall park, abandon, or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley, or City-owned off-street parking area during snow removal operations unless the snow has been removed or plowed from said street, alley, or parking area and the snow has ceased to fall.
  2. No owner or operator of any motor vehicle shall park or permit to be parked a motor vehicle on any street from November 1st through April 30th of the following year between the hours of 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. Any vehicles in violation could be subject to a fine of $15.00.


Sidewalk Snow Removal

Just a reminder!


Sutherland’s Code of Ordinances Chapter 136, #136.03 states:


It is the responsibility of the abutting property owners to remove snow, ice and accumulations promptly from sidewalks. If a property owner does not remove snow, ice or accumulations within a reasonable time, the City may do so and assess the costs against the property owner for   collection in the same manner as a property tax.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 364.12[2b & e])


Industrial Park – Farm Lease


The City of Sutherland will be accepting bids for a farm ground lease at the Industrial Park. This will be a 2 year lease only. The City has 19.50 acres +/- of crop ground available. The City will hold the right to any further expansion of the Industrial Park and the city will compensate for lost inputs. Rent would be due by May 4th in one payment, each year. The lease begins March 1, 2021 and would be terminated on February 28, 2023. These terms may be subject to change. Bids must be submitted to the City Clerk in a sealed envelope at City Hall, 110 Ash St, by no later than December 3, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Bids will be opened at the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting on December 7, 2020 at 7 p.m. Please contact City Hall at 712-446-2243 with any questions

Trick or Treating Recommendations




  • Trick or Treating will be left up to the resident’s discretion. Houses wanting to participate should turn on their outdoor lights.
  • Keep family/children in a group and do not mix/mingle with other children/families. Maintain a 6-foot distance if waiting to approach a house.
  • Candy should be handed out, not presented in a container for children to put their hands in.  Alternatively, participating households could set out individualized plastic or brown paper bags for children to take individually.
  • Masks/face coverings should be worn when approaching houses to accept candy being handed out and should be worn by those handing out candy, or when within 6 feet of those outside your family/social circle.


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