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K-9 Officer Gino

Vinton Police Department

Address: 310 A Avenue, Vinton, IA 52349
Phone: (319) 472-2321
For Emergencies, Dial 911
General Email Address: vintonpd@vintonpd.com



Mission Statement

We believe that our primary mission is to maintain, and enhance the quality of life for our residents.

We pledge ourselves to the following principles and practices in pursuit of this MISSION:

QUALITY to ensure that the Vinton Police Department is the public safety agency of choice for the citizens of our community.

SERVICE to our community, promoting openness and access to fair and impartial, quality public safety services.

PROFESSIONALISM based on honesty, integrity, loyalty and an awareness of basic human values in our responses to every individual.

COOPERATION with our policy makers and the public we serve, making their goals, needs and priorities our own.

INNOVATION in thought and action, recognizing and responding to current and future needs, and constantly striving to be leaders rather than followers.

COMMITMENT to a work environment that encourages and demands each of us to continually expand our highest potential to higher levels.

TEAMWORK to foster a sense of cooperation among all, recognizing that honest and reliable sharing of information and ideas is vital.

TRUST earned by managing and maintaining the city’s resources responsibly and by conducting ourselves in a way that gains the highest level of confidence from our community.



The Vinton Police Department is currently accepting applications for a Full time Police Officer position. Please see job description below and link to application. We appreciate your interest in our department. Also check out our Facebook page: Vinton Police Department. Thank you!


The City of Vinton is accepting applications for full time Police Officer position(s).

Police Officers work 12 hour shifts with every other weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) off.  All minimum ILEA standards apply.  ILEA Certified Officers are preferred.  The hiring process will include an interview, medical/drug screening, and MMPI. Non-certified applicants must pass the POST Test and Physical Agility Testing.  Testing will be conducted on Saturday, January 13th, 2018 at 1:00 PM.  The deadline for applications is January 2nd, 2018 at 4:00 PM, all applications after that date/time will not be accepted.  To apply go to link below or go to https://cityofvinton.org and click on “Police Department Employee Packet” (Fillable PDF).  It is recommended to use the latest version of Adobe or to download the application. Applications can be mailed to 310 A Avenue, Vinton, IA 52349, Attn: Administrative Assistant Leslie McKibben or Email to mckibben@vintonpd.com (preferred).

Starting hourly wage for a ILEA certified officer is $24.78 with a possibility of a hiring incentive for ILEA certified officer.

ILEA certified officers with a break in employment as a law enforcement officer for 180 days or longer must pass the Physical Agility Test. Out of state certified applicants will be required to get Certification through Examination in Iowa. For certification questions go Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Certification Questions

The City of Vinton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Please click on the application link below to download and complete our Police Department Employee Application.
Vinton Police Department Application

All applications must be completed in full (incomplete applications will be rejected) and returned to:
Vinton Police Department
310 A Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349

The Vinton Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is to treat all applicants equally and fairly irrespective of sex, marital status, civil partnership status, trans-gender status, sexual orientation, race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, national origin, culture, religion, age, or disability.













Salvage Theft Examination

Citizens that are in need to have Salvage Vehicle Theft Examination (VTE) to be done by The Vinton Police Department you will now use the Internet to apply for a VTE and make payment for the Salvage Vehicle Theft Examination within the electronic system, follow the instructions and payment requirements, before you can ever schedule an appointment with law enforcement to complete the Vehicle Theft Examination.

The Vinton Police Department will no longer complete Vehicle Theft Examinations on paper VTE forms nor will we accept any form of payment. The Vinton Police Department will check to ensure that the you have completed your electronic application on line before scheduling a VTE since the Officer(s) can only approval a VTE electronically.

You will need to obtain the appropriate salvage title per Iowa law, have all receipts gathered and the vehicle repaired of all defects (except body markings, trim, paint and airbag replacement per Iowa Code and Administrative rule) you will need to go to the following link to complete the necessary information and to make payment;


Below is link to a video with Instructions in case you have questions about completing the online application process.


You will still need to bring all of the receipts for all parts utilized to repair the Salvage Vehicle to the examination for the Officer to view, a completed permit to drive the vehicle for examination to your inspection location and your Salvage Title as proof of ownership.


Online Request For Records

Please fill out and email to Leslie McKibben at mckibben@vintonpd.com or print and mail/drop off at 310 A Avenue, Vinton, IA 52349.

VPD request for record application


Vinton Police Department

Chief of Police
Ted Paxton
Email: tpaxton@vintonpd.com
Eric Dickinson
Email: dickinson@vintonpd.com

Sworn Officers:
Alex Reinert
Josh West
Ben Parmater
K-9 Officer Gino
Wes Meyer
Justin Coshow
Alex Gutierrez

Part-Time Officers:
Mark Johnson
Brad Baker
Corey Hagerman
Blake Henkle

Reserve Officers:
Dennis Eden
Casey Hazen
Mike McElmeel
Payton Bartling
Cory Nesbitt
JR Schemmel

Administrative Assistant:
Leslie McKibben

NOTE: The Vinton Police Department doesn’t have the equipment to do fingerprinting. All requests for fingerprinting should be made to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office by calling 472-2337 during normal office hours and making an appointment with them to have this done.