Law Enforcement Officer Position

North Pole Police Department - Police Officer (Entry-Level)



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North Pole Police Department - Police Officer (Entry-Level)

Last updated on July 02, 2024
PST Partner Agency since July 08, 2020

Vacancies: 5

Important Information

A PST Written test AND Physical Agility Test MUST be taken and passed before consideration. Application, resume, and cover letter MUST be uploaded to PST immediately once all testing is complete. It is required that you complete a PST Personal History Statement at the same time of application submittal. Failure to do so within 48 hours after testing, will result in disqualification. DO NOT submit APSC F3 through PST.

Application can be found at the following website:

Please contact The North Pole Police Department at 907-488-6902 with any additional questions.

Community Information

Watch our recruitment video at the link below!

The City of North Pole is looking for qualified applicants to fill Police Officer openings. North Pole is located in Interior Alaska approximately 15 miles south-east of Fairbanks. North Pole is widely known for its Christmas themed decorations and the world-renowned Santa Claus House.

North Pole offers multiple recreational activities such as snowmobiling, skiing, boating, fishing, hunting, sight-seeing, and hiking. During the winter months, the aurora borealis can be seen from our own backyards.

Our close proximity to Fairbanks allows us to have access to educational options at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Citizens of North Pole enjoy living in a rural, quiet town while still being within driving distance to amenities of a big city.

For a full job description, please visit our webpage at the below link.

Additional links about North Pole:

Department Information

The North Pole Police Department is here to serve the citizens and visitors of our fair city. Since becoming a city in 1953, we have strived to provide the best service to our community and do so today with the most up to date equipment, training, and qualified personnel.

In addition to both our full-time commissioned and civilian personnel, the North Pole Police Department has a police reserve organization called the North Pole Police Reserve Association (NPPRA), which was established in 1993.

Area Information

Population: 2200
# of Staff: 15

Hiring Status

North Pole Police Department - Police Officer (Entry-Level) has 5 vacancies.

Currently hiring for one position.

Salary Information


Lateral or Academy Certified Officers may be eligible for a moving allowance up to $8,399!

Police Officer Recruit (entry level/probationary year)

  • Salary Range: $30.00 hour – $30.90 hour

Police Officer(completed probation)

  • Salary Range: $32.00 hour/Step 3 – $48.46 hour/Step 20

Police Officer Lateral

  • Salary Range: $33.95 hour/Step 5 – $48.46 hour/Step 20

Benefit Information

Competitive Benefits Package:

  • 4/10 Work Schedule.
  • Take home patrol car program.
  • PERS retirement plan. (defined contribution)
  • Section 457 (tax deferred) investment plans.
  • Uniforms and equipment provided.
  • APSC certification incentive: $3,868/year Intermediate, $4,347/year Advanced (Approx. depending on hiring wage).
  • Comprehensive health, dental, vision, hearing and life insurance package for employee and family members
  • Flex Spending Plan: Option to participate to pay for out of pocket health care expenses, child care, etc. are tax deferred.
  • Holidays: 11 days per year plus one personal day.
  • Personal Leave: 205.14 hours per year (Years 0-4), 261.04 hours per year (Over 4 Years)
  • Shift differential: Swing Shift 1$ / hr., Mid Shift $2.00 / hr., FTO Pay $1.00 / hr
  • Presentation of duty weapon and badge upon retirement (with 10 years of service with the North Pole Police Department)
  • Special Assignments: State Wide Narcotics Unit, Traffic Officer, Chena Lakes Patrol, Alaska State Trooper Special Reaction Team, Crisis Negotiator, Major Crimes Detective

North Pole Police Department - Police Officer (Entry-Level) 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)

A physical fitness test is required prior to being considered for employment. If no testing sites or Anytime Fitness gyms are located near you, please contact our department for further instruction.

Minimum Age 21
Citizenship US Citizen
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Yes
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No adult felony convictions at any time.
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Not normally, but can be reviewed depending on circumstance.
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/20
College Requirement


Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification


Prior Experience Requirement


Body Decorations Yes, case by case basis
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year
Request/Access Scores On an as-needed basis as vacancies occur

North Pole Police Department - Police Officer (Entry-Level) 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
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegally manufactured, transported, or sold a controlled substance in the last 10 years.
Automatic Illegally used a Schedule IA, IIA, IIIA, IVA, or VA controlled substance in the last five years, unless an immediate, pressing, or emergency medical circumstance existed to justify use.
Automatic Illegally used any controlled substance other than marijuana in the past five years unless you were under 21 years of age at the time of the act.
Automatic Used marijuana within the last year.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Sentenced to more than one year of jail time.

Contact Information

North Pole Police Department - Police Officer (Entry-Level)

125 Snowman Ln
North Pole, AK 997057708


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

Other North Pole Police Department positions

Police Officer (Lateral)