Law Enforcement Officer Position

Juneau Police Department - Police Officer



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Juneau Police Department - Police Officer

Last updated on May 09, 2024
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011

Vacancies: 15

Important Information

To test for the Juneau Police Department, choose from one of the following 3 options:

1. Register on this website by selecting any testing date & location (including a Juneau testing event) in order to complete the written test and physical fitness test. If the location you select only offers the written test, you will still need to complete and pass the fitness test in order to continue in our recruitment process. (More info on the fitness test options will be provided to you by the Juneau Police Department once PST has sent your passing written test score to us.)

2. Register on this website for an Online, In-home written test. Check the testing calendar for these available dates. Once you have passed the written test, PST will notify us so that we can then provide you information for getting the fitness test completed.

3. Register on this website to do Remote Testing at an approved Testing Center. The Juneau Police Department is an approved Testing Center, so this means you can test in Juneau at the police station. Once you have registered for a Remote Test, PST will send us a notification, so we can then work with you to select a date that works for you and for us. These testings are somewhat flexible and can be scheduled to accommodate the schedule of local residents. Once you pass the written test, we can provide you information for getting the fitness test completed.

In addition to completing the written test, you must please submit an application with the City & Borough of Juneau via this link: Police Officer - Entry Level | Job Details tab | Career Pages (


Do you already have at least one year of law enforcement experience? If so, you may qualify as a lateral applicant and need only to submit an application to the City & Borough of Juneau via this link: Police Officer - Lateral Entry | Job Details tab | Career Pages (

Community Information

Juneau is Alaska's capital city. It is located in the "panhandle" of Southeast Alaska and is approximately 500 miles southeast of Anchorage and 900 miles north of Seattle. Juneau is accessible only by air and sea. The economy is based largely on government and tourism. Juneau provides a safe and healthy family environment. The city is served by six elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools, a charter school, and the University of Alaska, Southeast. The community has a modern hospital. The city also has two museums, five libraries, two theatrical groups, a symphony, baseball and softball fields, indoor swimming pools, several boat harbors, an ice rink, a golf course, and a ski area. It is situated in a maritime rain forest that abounds with stunning scenery and many recreational opportunities including hunting, fishing, boating, camping, hiking, biking, kayaking and wildlife viewing.

For more info on Juneau, please visit:

Department Information

Juneau Police Department Mission Statement

In partnership with the people of Juneau, our mission is to make our city a place where people can live safely and without fear.

The department provides general police services to the City and Borough of Juneau, covering an area of 3,081 square miles and a population of approximately 32,000. The department consists of 2 divisions: Operations and Police Services. Within these divisions, there are 5 primary units: Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Community Service, Records, and Communications.  Due to Juneau's isolated geographic location, JPD is required to remain self-sufficient.  Therefore, the department also maintains specialized teams in SWAT, Bomb Squad, and Crisis Negotiations. JPD strives to provide regular and current training to all staff and operates from a modern facility that includes an up-to-date computerized dispatch center and records unit.  Patrol officers operate with up-to-date fleet, which are equipped with in-car video and mobile data terminals.  Officers wear body-worn cameras.

Job Description

Under the direction of a shift supervisor, the incumbent is responsible for carrying out the various duties and tasks assigned to the Operations Division. The incumbent will patrol designated areas within the City and Borough of Juneau for violations of the law. The incumbent will also respond to and provide mutual aid to other law enforcement agencies as directed by the shift supervisor or shift commander. The incumbent is responsible for the protection of life and property through the enforcement of ordinances and statues and is responsible for rendering emergency assistance to the public in a wide variety of situations.  Incumbent acts as the first responder to events where police service is required by securing the scene, restoring the peace, and representing the police department in a manner that brings credit to the City and Borough of Juneau.

Area Information

County: Juneau
Population: Appx 32,000
# of Staff: 97

Hiring Status

Juneau Police Department - Police Officer has 15 vacancies.

Number of Current Vacancies:  15 sworn positions; once all open positions have been filled, an eligibility list will be established.

Salary Information

**** HIRING BONUS ****

NOW OFFERING $25,000 Hiring Bonus for Entry Level

NOW OFFERING $30,000 Hiring Bonus for Lateral Entry

Base Rate: $37.93 per hour ($78,894 annually). Higher starting salary offered for college degrees and/or advanced experience.

Benefit Information

Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and hearing coverage for employee/spouse/family, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, deferred compensation program, state retirement plan, uniforms and most equipment provided initially with $1,300/yr equipment allowance, 169 hours of leave during the first year (more during additional years), and 12 paid holidays. For more info, please visit: Benefits – City and Borough of Juneau

Longevity Bonus: The department also participates in a $10,000 longevity bonus program after 4, 8, 12, 16, and 20 years of employment as a JPD officer.

**** HIRING BONUS ****

NOW OFFERING $25,000 Hiring Bonus for Entry Level

NOW OFFERING $30,000 Hiring Bonus for Lateral Entry

Juneau Police Department - Police Officer Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT) No, not required (may be required later)

PAT will be required to be completed before advancing in the hiring process.  You can complete the PAT either 1) at a scheduled test event, 2) by scheduling with PST at an Anytime Fitness gym location, or 3) by completing a self-recorded fitness test.  For information on the 3rd option, or if you are local to Juneau, please contact Alyssa Fischer at (907) 500-0674 or by emailing

Minimum Age 21
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Valid Alaska driver's license
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, normal peripheral vision and corrected visual acuity of 20/20 in each eye.
Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification The department will send recruits with no previous law enforcement experience to the Public Safety Academy in Sitka, Alaska, for its 17-week training program.
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score

Juneau 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 Convicted of two or more DWI offenses by a civilian court of Alaska, the United States, or another state or territory, or by a military court during the 10 years immediately before the date of hire.
Drug Usage
Automatic 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.
Automatic Since turning 21 has used an illegal controlled substance other than marijuana, even once, within ten years of submitting an application.
Automatic Since turning 21 has used marijuana, even once, within one year of submitting an application.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Potential Juvenile felony convictions will reviewed on a case by case basis.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statute.
Automatic Has been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence by a civilian court of Alaska, the United States, or another state or territory, or by a military court.
Automatic Has been convicted of two or more misdemeanor crimes other than traffic within the 10 years immediately before the date of hire.
Automatic Has been convicted during the ten years immediately before the date of this application of a misdemeanor crime of dishonesty or moral turpitude, or a misdemeanor crime that resulted in serious physical injury to another person by any of the courts mentioned above.
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.

Contact Information

Juneau Police Department - Police Officer

6255 Alaway Ave
Juneau, AK 99801 Juneau County


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Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: No, not required (may be required later)