Law Enforcement Officer Position

Unalaska Police Department - Police Officer



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Unalaska Police Department - Police Officer

Last updated on October 02, 2023
PST Partner Agency since July 11, 2017

Vacancies: 4

Important Information

Please submit an Application Packet to the City of Unalaska consisting of the attached documents: Unalaska DPS City Application, Unalaska DPS Release of Information and Unalaska DPS APSC F-3 Personal History. Please be sure to review the applications and provide all the required supporting documents. 

Additionally, a complete job description and these required 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

Unalaska is located just 50 miles from the North Pacific Great Circle Route, the City of Unalaska is 800 miles southwest of Anchorage in the heart of the North Pacific and Bering Sea fisheries. Our community is a vibrant mix of industry and history connected by 40 miles of roads linking our port, harbors and private docks with local businesses and our thriving residential community. The City is located on the coast of Unalaska and Amaknak Islands and is home to one of the busiest and most prosperous stretches of coastline in Alaska. Our Aleutian Islands community is commonly known as "Dutch Harbor".

City of Unalaska recreational opportunities center around the PCR and local events. The PCR operates the Aquatics Center, Burma Road Chapel, Community Center, Library, and eight parks. The Aquatics Center, located in the Unalaska City School, includes a six‐lane 25‐yard pool with a two‐story slide, warming pool, sauna, and locker rooms. The Aquatics Center also features a multipurpose room and fitness center with cardio equipment, hand weights, and a punching bag. The Burma Road Chapel facility is a multipurpose space used for fitness classes, instructional classes, birthday parties, and small community gatherings. The Community Center includes a full‐size gymnasium, indoor track, two racquetball courts, and a fitness center with cardio, stretch, and weight rooms. A commercial kitchen, conference room, multipurpose room, outdoor playground, and specialized rooms for art, pottery, music, teen activities, and kids programming round out the areas of the Community Center. There are eight parks totaling 22 acres spread out across Unalaska and Amaknak Islands. Park amenities include playgrounds, basketball courts, a tennis court, a softball field, a soccer field, a skate park, open space, walking trails, memorial monuments, a fire pit, gazebos, grills, picnic tables and restrooms.

There is nothing boring about the weather in Unalaska, and the weather is often a topic of conversation for those who live and work here. We cherish days when the sky is clear and the sun is shining, whether the mountains are emerald green or covered in pristine snow. On those bright and beautiful days, we marvel at the natural beauty of our surroundings. Being on an island with the Bering Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean on the south, we have more than our fair share of clouds, wind and rain. But you simply dress accordingly and go about your life and activities!

Department Information

The Police Department is comprised of multiple divisions: Police, Corrections and Communications. 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 2353 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 and community safety through education and outreach programs to support 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: 27

Hiring Status

Unalaska Police Department - Police Officer has 4 vacancies.

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.

Salary Information

$36.09 - 38.29 / hour starting wage for Regular Full-Time Position.

Benefit Information

If applicable, relocation bonus of $5,000 upon successful completion of ALL pre-employment screening.

If applicable, reimbursable moving expense up to $5,000.Medical premium 100% employer paid (employee & dependents).

Medical premium 100% employer paid (employee & dependents).

Free enrollment and coverage of self and dependents for membership of LifeMed.

Vacation days (combined sick and personal):

- Years 1 & 2: 36 days.

- Years 3 & 4: 42 days.

- Years 5 & 6: 48 days.

- Years 7 & 8: 54 days.

- Years 9 and up: 60 days..

Eligible for Public Employees Retirement System retirement.

Optional enrollment in 457 Deferred Compensation plan.

Partial tuition reimbursement for continuing education.

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

Retention bonuses years: 3 ($3,000), 4 ($4,000), 5 ($5,000), 8 ($8,000), 10 ($10,,000) and 12 ($12,000)

Education incentive (paid monthly) dependent on degree: Associate $200, Bachelors $300, Masters $400.

Travel allowance $1,500 every year on your date of hire.

Free Parks, Culture and Recreation membership (employee only).

Work out incentive pay up to $450 /month.

Unalaska Police Department - Police Officer Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required

Applicant must score 70% or higher on their written exam.

LEO/CO Physical Ability Test (PAT) No, not required (may be required later)
Minimum Age 21
Citizenship Must be a US Citizen or US National.
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.
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
PO Box 370
Unalaska, AK 99685 Unalaska County
(907) 581-1233


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