State Center Police Department

Full-time Police Officer Position

The City of State Center is accepting applications for the position of Full Time Police Officer. State Center is a growing community of 1500 and has all West Marshall Schools in the city. There are many activities such as Rose Festival, a 4-day event that brings approximately 9000 extra people to the community. We have a medical clinic, grocery store, pharmacy and several restaurants. Our city is located on US Hwy 30 close to Ames, Marshalltown and the Des Moines Metro area. We also have Lincoln Valley Golf Course and club house for one of many recreational activities for families.

Starting Salary is currently at $38,500 annually. The position will be a salary, not hourly, position with flexibility in hours. Applicants are preferred to live in the city with a take home car but may live within 15 minutes of the city. The city provides a competitive health care plan through Blue Cross Blue Shield and other benefits. Certified applicants will not be required to complete the written or physical agility testing. Applications can be picked up at City Hall 118 E. Main Street between the hours of 8am and 4pm or they can be completed on the State Center City Web site. Deadline for applications will be noon on September 4th, 2018. Any questions can be forwarded to Chief Bunn at either or (651) 751-6351.

State Center is an equal opportunity employer.



Police Officers

  Chief Jeff Bunn
Chief Bunn started his public safety career in 1983        with the Citrus Heights Fire District as a resident      Firefighter/EMT. In 1987 Chief Bunn began his law Enforcement career with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, holding the position of Correctional Deputy. During this time he also worked with the Sonama County Regional Parks District as a Law Enforcement Ranger.

Chief Bunn relocated his family to Iowa in 1993. He joined the Toledo Police Department as a Patrolman, until joining the State Center Police Department as Chief in 1998.

Chief Bunn is a graduate of Camino Baptist Academy, Del Campo High School, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Correctional Academy and the 153rd Basic Academy at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. Chief Bunn has completed numerous certification courses throughout his career.

He has strived to provide and improve services in State Center by implementing the first reserve officer program with an approved staff of five reserve officers. Under Chief Bunn the department has increased services by gaining two regularly scheduled part-time officer and two marked patrol cars.  The part time officers work a minimum of 20 hours a week.

Chief Bunn is married and has two sons. He has devoted 20 + years of his life to pubic service and continues to be dedicated in serving.

 Sergeant Dan Quigley  #352

Sgt. Quigley started Part Time with the State Center  Police Department in June of 2011. Quigley started his  Law Enforcement Career as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff  with the Tama County Sheriff’s Office in 2005. In  October of 2008 Quigley was hired as a Police Officer by the City of Scranton. In 2009 the City of Scranton appointed him as Chief of Police, a position he held until returning to the Tama-Toledo area in 2010. Where he began working for the Meskwaki Nation Tribal Police earning the rank of Sergeant with the Casino Division. Quigley currently is a Police Officer with the City of Toledo. He also works as a Part Time Deputy Sheriff for the Tama County Sheriff’s Office.  Quigley is a graduate of the 228th Basic of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. He holds a certification as a Crisis/Hostage Negotiator, as an ILEA Defensive Flashlight Instructor and in Drug Abuse Recognition.

  Officer Glenn Goode   #353

Officer Goode joined SCPD as a Part Time Officer in    January of 2012. Officer Goode began his Law  Enforcement Career as a Reserve Police Officer with      was hired by the City of Scranton as a Police  Officer. During his time with the City of Scranton Goode served as a Police Officer and later became Chief of Police.  Since leaving Scranton in 2002, Goode has been a Peace Officer with the Iowa Department of Transportation, Office of Motor Vehicle Enforcement, where he currently holds the title of Motor Vehicle Sergeant/Hazardous Material Specialist. Throughout his Law Enforcement career Goode has also worked Part Time with the Cities of Anita, Madrid and with the Greene Count y Sheriff’s Office.  Officer Goode holds an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Iowa Lakes Community College. He is also a graduate of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy’s Basic Level II course. Goode is a certified MPH Radar Instructor, and has completed multiple specialized Law Enforcement training courses.