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Juneau Police Department - Police Officer
Last updated on August 20, 2020
PST Partner Agency since October 19, 2011
Testing Deadline: September 14, 2020.
To apply for the Juneau Police Department, simply register on this website by selecting any testing date & locationin 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 that below in the 'Remote Testing Allowed' section.)
The next testing date in Juneau is September 16-18, 2020. (Must register with PST by September 14.)
A sample test schedule in Juneau is as follows:
Wednesday: 0830 hours - Register for testing which begins at 0900 and ends at appx 1330 (no lunch break allowed)
Thursday: 0900 hours - Physical Fitness Agility Test (time needed depends on number of candidates, appx 1-2 hours)
Thursday: 1300 hours - Oral Board interviews (1 hour per candidate, scheduled every hour, beginning at 1300 hours)
Friday: 0800 hours - Oral Board interviews continued (1 hour per candidate, scheduled every hour, beginning at 0800 hours)
Friday: 1300 hours - PHQ/SAR written testing (approximately 3 hours)
NOTE: If the Juneau Police Department is the only agency for which you are applying, PST's Personal History Statement (PHS) is NOT required!
* IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFORMATION related to COVID-19 * Due to the current COVID pandemic, we recommend that out-of-town applicants do NOT travel to Alaska at this time as the State has implemented strict travel mandates which took effect on August 11th. These mandates include having to quarantine in Juneau for 7-14 days (before testing can occur). Due to this extra expense for applicants, we encourage applicants to test with PST at either a test site in the Lower 48 or through one of PST's at-home testing sessions listed on their website. For more information on the travel mandates, please visit the State of Alaska website: https://covid19.alaska.gov/travelers/ **
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 form to the City and Borough of Juneau at: https://beta.juneau.org/human-resources/employment-opportunities/entry/4478
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.
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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 Hostage Negotiation. 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.
Population: Appx 32,000
# of Staff: 97
Juneau Police Department - Police Officer has 8 vacancies.
The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is September 14, 2020.
Number of Current Vacancies: 8 sworn positions; once all open positions have been filled, an eligibility list will be established.
Base Rate: $32.93 per hour ($68,494 annually). Higher starting salary offered for college degrees and/or advanced experience.
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. The department also participates in a $10,000 longevity bonus program after 4, 8, 12, and 16 years of employment as a JPD officer.
Juneau Police Department - Police Officer Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT)||
Your physical ability test must be completed 90 days (~3 months) before or after your passing written exam.
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||US Citizen|
|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 16-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.
TESTING IN WASHINGTON STATE CANCELED THROUGH MAY 31, 2020
All pre-employment tests in Washington State have been canceled until May 31, 2020 unless government restrictions are eased. With recent updates, facility closures, and government guidelines, this step is necessary and could be modified at any time. The health and safety of our customers, our staff, and their families is of the highest priority.
We will continue to evaluate developments and make changes to this policy as necessary. When we do resume testing, there will be plenty of events for everyone to test. We are in regular communication with our public safety agency partners, assessing alternatives to the traditional testing model and our testing policies. Any future updates will be posted on the PST website and our Facebook page.
If you have tested with PST in the past 12 months, there may be additional positions you are now eligible to add. Several departments have temporarily changed their testing policies due to the suspension in testing that COVID-19 has caused. Please login to your PST account and navigate to the ‘New Positions’ page to see what departments you can add! We will regularly update that page in your account as departments send updates.
FUTURE TEST REGISTRATION
We know that there will be testing in the future - we just don’t know when! We want you to be prepared for when testing begins again so we have created test events on our calendar that you can register for that will place you in a queue to be first notified. These tests are not “real” test events, they are essentially a holding area. You will be able to “reschedule” out of that event to any other event date/location at no cost. Registering now will also give you time to work on your Personal History Statement (PHS) so that your data will be ready and up-to-date to send to your departments once testing resumes.
To sign up for this placeholder event, select the June 15, 2020 test date in your category (police, fire, 911 dispatch, corrections, etc.).
You may also click on the test event of interest below to sign up:
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