Law Enforcement Officer Position

Unalaska Police Department - Police Officer



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Unalaska Police Department - Police Officer

Last updated on October 11, 2019

Important Information

Please submit an application packet to the City of Unalaska consisting of the City's Application for Employment form, a Release of Information form, and an original, notarized APSC F-3 Personal History form with all its supporting documents.  A complete job description and the necessary forms can be downloaded from  


The Physical Fitness Abilities Test (PFAT) is not required if the Unalaska Police Department is the only agency you are testing for.

Community Information

Major Fishing Port located in the Aleutian Island Chain, commonly known as "Dutch Harbor".

Department Information

The Department of Public Safety is comprised of multiple divisions: Police, Corrections, Communications, and Fire & EMS. The Department’s Police Division provides comprehensive police services through proactive police patrols, emergency responses and criminal investigations. Police officers responded to and investigated approximately 2576 calls for service last year. Police Services include traffic enforcement, motor vehicle accident investigations, misdemeanor and felony criminal investigations, civil paper service, commercial vehicle enforcement, City ordinance enforcement and other Public Safety functions as needed. The Division promotes community policing, community safety education and outreach programs, and supports many community functions.

Area Information

County: Unalaska
Population: 4700 year round residents with an additional 4000 workers coming to the Island during peak commercial fishing periods.
# of Staff:

Hiring Status

“The eligibility list is maintained as scores are received from PST with oral board interviews conducted on an as-needed basis. Vacancies are filled with the top three candidates forwarded to the appointing authority for background investigation & selection as vacancies occur.”

Number of Vacancies: Multiple.

Salary Information

$32.31-34.39/hour starting wage for Regular Full-Time Position.

Benefit Information

Health Insurance coverage 90/10.

Dental Insurance 80/20.

Vacation days (combined sick and personal):

36 days vacations Years 1 & 2.

42 days of vacation Years 3 & 4.

48 days of vacation Years 5 & 6.

54 days of vacation Years 7 & 8.

60 days of vacation Years 9 and up.

Partial tuition reimbursement for continuing education.

Assistance with paying student loan if possess degree from accredited college.

Retirement through State of Alaska PERS system.

Retention bonuses years 3, 4, 5, 8, 10 and 12

Reimburse up to $10,000 of moving expenses.

Optional enrollment in 457 Deferred Compensation plan.

Annual $1500 airfare bonus.

Employee wellness program.

Unalaska Police Department - Police Officer Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Minimum Age 21
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Must be a US Citizen.
High School Grad/ GED Must provide certified copy of High School diploma or GED
Driver's License Required Possess a valid Alaska driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire.
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult No felony convictions
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Will be carefully reviewed
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Must be able to communicate effectively in English.
Current Hiring Status
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider all the scores from the same applicant
Request/ Access Scores Approximately 1-3 positions per year.

Unalaska 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 1 year.
Drug Usage
Automatic Illegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
Automatic No illegal sale of ANY drug, including marijuana.
Potential Other drug use outside these standards will be considered on case by case basis.
Criminal Activity
Automatic Any adult felony conviction.
Automatic Been convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
Potential Adult misdemeanor convictions will be carefully reviewed.
Potential Juvenile felony conviction will be carefully reviewed.
Automatic Convicted within the past 10 years of a crime of dishonesty or a crime of moral turpitude.
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.

Contact Information

Unalaska Police Department - Police Officer

29 Safety Way
Unalaska, AK 99685 Unalaska County
(907) 581-1233


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