Law Enforcement Officer Position

Haines Borough Police Department - Police Officer



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Haines Borough Police Department - Police Officer

Last updated on October 05, 2019
PST Partner Agency since November 04, 2015

Important Information

PLEASE NOTE:   If you have any questions or concerns regarding the dis-qualifiers, please contact the Haines Borough Police Department at 907-766-2121 and ask to speak to Sgt. Dryden.

Community Information

The town-site of Haines, AK (population is approximately 1700) is a coastal tourist and fishing community located within the Haines Borough. It lays nestled among the forested mountains of the longest and deepest fjord in North America. Located between the Chilkoot and Chilkat rivers, the area is known for its abundant salmon runs, wildlife, glaciers and jagged mountain peaks. Haines attracts heli-skiers, snowboarders, and extreme snow machine operators from all over the world who come to take advantage of the fantastic mountains surrounding the community. The summer season is marked by festivals, fairs, bike races and other organized activities as well as weekly cruise ships bringing thousands of tourist visitors.

The most beautiful thing about Haines, however, is the people who live here. Haines is home to artists, nature enthusiasts, miners, fishermen and entrepreneurs. Tourism, fishing and mining contribute to the local economy and Tlingit culture and local nature tours attract thousands of visitors to the area each year.

Department Information

We are looking for a positive, professional officer to join our team. If you enjoy serving the community and are committed to service and excellence, we would invite you to submit an application. This is a uniformed police position under the general supervision of the Chief of Police and performs a variety of police patrol, investigation and enforcement functions. This position ensures protection of life and property and preservation of peace through enforcement of applicable Federal, State and local laws. HBPD is comprised of the Chief, Sergeant and three patrol officers, as well as five dispatchers/corrections. Officers work closely with Alaska State Troopers, the Alaska Park Rangers, EMS and Fire personnel and other agencies to maintain public safety.

Area Information

County: Haines
Population: Approximately 2,500 full time residents.
# of Staff: 4-5 sworn Officers.

Hiring Status

The eligibility list is a continuous listing and maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted as needed.

Number of Current Vacancies:0

Salary Information

$24.00- $25.75 DOE 

Overtime and Standby pay

Benefit Information

This is a union position subject to union dues and included medical benefits, State of Alaska PERS & SBS retirement, personal leave and paid holidays.

All equipment/uniforms provided by the borough.
Take home vehicle.

Haines Borough Police Department - Police Officer Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT) Yes, required

Your physical ability test must be completed 90 days (~3 months) before or after your passing written exam.

Minimum Age 21
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Yes
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required AK OL within 10 days of hire
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult None
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile None.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Must have normal color discrimination, normal binocular coordination and normal peripheral vision and corrected visual acuity of 20/20 in each eye.
College Requirement Yes
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification APSC Basic preferred but not required.
Prior Experience Requirement Preferred but not required.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider all the scores from the same applicant
Request/ Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur

Haines Borough Police Department - Police Officer Disqualifiers

The following are automatic and potential disqualifiers. Applicants should not apply to our agency if they indicate any of the automatic disqualifiers. Potential disqualifiers will be considered on a case by case basis.

Category Disqualifier
Automatic 2 or more traffic crime convictions in last 10 years (DWI, Suspended, Reckless, etc.).
Automatic Suspension of driver's license within past 3 years.
Automatic 3 or more moving violations in past 2 years.
Automatic 3 or more at-fault accidents in past 5 years.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal drug substance usage or exposure within past 10 year(s).
Automatic Illegal use of illegal drugs in the last 10 year(s).
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Automatic Illegal opiate use.Illegal opiate use.
Automatic Hallucinogen use within past 10 years. No more than 5 uses total.
Potential Other drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
Automatic No illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
Automatic Pattern of illegal use of prescription medication.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Any misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
Automatic Unlawful sexual misconduct.
Potential Case by case basis regarding terminations, or leaving employer in lieu of termination.
Automatic Been dishonorably discharged from the United States armed forces.
Automatic Lied during any stage of the hiring process.
Automatic Falsified his or her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
Automatic Previous revocation or denial of (CJTC/POST) certified status, or suspension of current (CJTC/POST) certified status.
Automatic Failure to pay income tax or child support.
Potential Current credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Convicted of a misdemeanor crime of dishonesty, morale turpitude, or other crime resulting in serious physical injury to another within the preceding 10 years.

Contact Information

Haines Borough Police Department - Police Officer

215 Haines Highway
Haines, AK 99827 Haines County


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: Yes, required

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