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North Pole Police Department - Police Officer (Lateral)
Last updated on July 19, 2022
PST Partner Agency since July 22, 2020
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 require 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.
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.
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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.
# of Staff: 15
North Pole Police Department - Police Officer (Lateral) has 1 vacancy.
Currently hiring for three positions
NPPD HIRING INCENTIVE
Lateral or Academy Certified Officers may be eligible for a moving allowance up to $6,784!
Police Officer (Modified Entry)
- Salary Range: $31.51 hour/Step 5 – $42.40 hour/Step 20
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 (Lateral) Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|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.
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||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|
|Basic Law Enforcement Academy Certification||
Lateral Police Officers must have attended an academy that is recognized by the Alaska Police Standards Council within one year of hire or currently hold a law enforcement certificate that is recognized by the Alaska Police Standards Council. More information on reciprocity may be found here: http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/aac.asp#13.85.060
|Prior Experience Requirement||1 year or more experience preferred for lateral officers.|
|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 (Lateral) 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.
North Pole Police Department - Police Officer (Lateral)
North Pole, AK 997057708
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
PAT: No, not required (may be required later)
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