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Sitka Police Department - LATERAL

  • Contact Information

    Sitka Police Department - LATERAL
    304 Lake St. #102
    Sitka, Alaska 99835
    Phone: 907-747-3245
    Department Website

Agency Added: 11/07/2011 | Last updated: 02/02/2017

Community Information

Sitka is located on the west side of Baranof Island in Southeast Alaska and is only accessible by air (2.5 hr. flight time from Seattle with Alaska Airlines) or sea. The 8,627 residents take advantage of its beautiful landscape (coastal, rainforest, and mountain) in the forms of hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, and camping. Originally settled by the Tlingit people and later becoming the capital of Russian American, Sitka was recently named on the list of 2010 Dozen Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The community still exemplifies a diversification of cultures and backgrounds with a population comprised of about 69% caucasian and 22% Alaska native. In general the economy is sustained by the fishing industry, tourism, government, health care and education sectors. Sitka is home to University of Alaska SE Sitka campus, 2 high schools (including Mt. Edgecumbe boarding school), a middle school and 2 elementary schools. Medical facilities include two full hospitals as well as a couple smaller clinics. The USCG also operates an air station in Sitka. The island's relative isolation makes it a safe and wonderfully peaceful place to enjoy life and raise a family.

Department Information

The Sitka Police Department has approximately 33 employees working toward its mission to maintain order, and to preserve and protect the life, peace and property of the citizens of the City and Borough of Sitka. The department operates a 24 hour dispatch and records center, which is responsible for fire and emergency dispatch, as well as a community jail facility. The operations division consists of Investigations, Patrol, SEACAD drug unit, Emergency Response Vessel operators, and Investigative Dive Team. The jurisdiction of SPD covers some 4,710 square miles of land area and over 1,300 miles of coastline. However, most of Sitka's Borough is uninhabited and therefore the majority of police matters are contained to the west side of Baranof Island where the 9,020 citizens of Sitka reside.

Area Information

  • Population Size:8627

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21   X
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Must be a citizen of the United States or a resident alien who has demonstrated an intent to become a citizen of the United States.   X
High School Grad/ GED Yes   X
Driver's License Required Yes   X
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None X  
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed on a case by case basis   X
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes X  
Vision Requirements Must have normal color discrimination, normal binocular coordination, normal peripheral vision and corrected visual acuity of 20/20 in each eye. X  
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification Yes   X
Prior Experience Requirement Applicant must be certified.   X
Other Candidates must successfully pass the Physical Fitness and Abilities Test for this agency.

This agency allows out of state testing.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score    
Request/ Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur    

Agency Disqualifiers:


Category Disqualifier
Automatic2 or more traffic crime convictions in last 10 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc).
AutomaticSuspension of driver's license within past 1 years.
Automatic2 or more moving violations in past 1 years.
Automatic1 or more at-fault accidents in past 1 years.
Drug Usage
AutomaticA person who has illegally manufactured, transported, or sold a controlled substance, unless the person was under the age of 21 at the time of the act and the act occurred more than 10 years before the date of hire.
AutomaticA person who,within the ten years before the date of hire, has illegally used a controlled substance other than marijuana, unless the person was under the age of 21 at the time of using the controlled substance.
AutomaticA person who, within the one year before the date of hire, has used marijuana, unless the person was under the age of 21 at the time of using marijuana.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny adult felony conviction.
PotentialAdult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
PotentialJuvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statute.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.
Automatic1 or more terminations, or leaving employer in lieu of termination
AutomaticBeen dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
AutomaticLied during any stage of the hiring process.
AutomaticFalsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
AutomaticPrevious revocation or denial of (CJTC/POST) certified status, or suspension of current (CJTC/POST) certified status.
AutomaticFailure to pay income tax or child support.
PotentialCurrent credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.

Current Hiring Status

Number of current vacancies: 1 The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are filled by Civil Service "rule of three" with the top three candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.

Salary Information

Up to $28.06/hr for a Certified Officer.

Benefit Information

Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision for employee and their dependents, life insurance, 151.2 hrs of personal leave accrual, 11 paid holidays, enrollment in state Public Employees Retirement System and Supplemental Benefit System, uniforms and all necessary equipment provided initially with an annual equipment allowance thereafter.