JOB #:19-1115
Position #:20482
Police Department


Police Officer

Full Time 40 hours per week $35.08 - $37.59 Hourly (DOQ)


Do you want to be a part of a professional, established law enforcement team?

Do you have what it takes to promote and enforce city, state, and federal laws?

If you have the energy, compassion, and commitment to help serve the citizens of Juneau, join our team and help make a difference!

This is a fully benefited position. The City and Borough of Juneau offers a competitive salary package that includes the opportunity for regular wage increases, an excellent health insurance program, leave, and retirement credit through PERS (Public Employees’ Retirement System).

Juneau Police Department…...Committed to Service and Excellence

Job Responsibilities

  • Conducts patrols on foot, bicycle, or in a police car to observe activities found on City‑Borough streets, business establishments, residential areas, and public areas. Uses discretion as to when to take enforcement actions or initiate peacekeeping measures.
  • Operates police car or other vehicle; observes the public; investigates accidents, determines violations of applicable laws, issues citations; takes necessary action to enforce compliance with federal, state, and local laws and city ordinances.
  • Takes charge of situations which require involvement of law enforcement personnel, such as, car accidents, emergencies, and public disturbances. Assesses the situation and determines immediate response to ensure protection of life and property. Administers first aid, directs traffic, and requests emergency assistance or vehicles. Performs on-site personal interviews and records facts.
  • Responds to calls for service or through self-initiated activity investigates civil and criminal complaints, crimes, disturbances or other unusual circumstances; evaluates the situation and determines if violations of the law occurred or if police action is required, then takes appropriate action.
  • Questions and obtains statements from witnesses, collects and preserves evidence, prepares criminal and civil complaints, serves process papers and citations.
  • Refers victims to appropriate agencies, such as, Family and Youth Services, medical authorities, or appropriate domestic violence programs.
  • Properly uses specialized police equipment, such as, cameras, radar, blood-alcohol testing instruments, radios, and various less lethal and deadly weapons.
  • Apprehends, pursues, restrains, and detains suspects and violators. Makes arrests and transports prisoners.
  • Testifies in court in both civil and criminal cases.
  • Prepares reports of investigations, activities, and conditions that are dangerous to the public or are of unusual circumstances.
  • Assists other law enforcement agencies.
  • Completes special duty assignments, such as, public speaking, conducting search and rescue operations, conducting public educational programs, and special training sessions. Performs special police/community relations, investigation unit, or metro unit assignments.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a citizen of the United States or a resident alien who is legally authorized to work in the United States; AND
  • High School graduation or possession of a GED certificate; AND
  • Not less than 21 years of age at time of appointment; AND
  • Applicants must possess or obtain a valid Alaska Driver's License by date of appointment.

Special Notes

NOTE:  As part of the selection process, applicants are subject to a background investigation that includes a criminal background review, fingerprinting, investigative review, and polygraph examination. All information provided by the applicant will be verified.  Applicants who materially misrepresent any information provided in the employment process will be excluded from further consideration or dismissed if already employed.  Appointment to Police Officer positions will be made conditionally pending successful completion of all portions of the background process, the medical evaluation, psychological evaluation, and receipt of verified negative results of pre-employment testing for controlled substances.

NOTE:  Although marijuana usage is legal in Alaska, such drug use is not federally legal.  Furthermore, according to departmental policy, an applicant with marijuana use in the past one (1) year will be automatically disqualified.

NOTE: This is a benefited and union-represented position.  For more details about benefits, please visit the following website:

Standards applied for selection will be not less than the Basic Standards for Police Officers.  (13 AAC 85)

Additional Information Required  conducts the City and Borough of Juneau’s written and physical agility examinations. All applicants, including Juneau residents, must go through this process and pass the examinations prior to being considered for employment.  Please visit their website at: and you will be able enroll online and select the testing date, time and location* most convenient for you.  For further information, e-mail: or call 1.866.HIRE-911.

* Dates for periodic testing in Juneau, Alaska will be posted on the above website.

Testing dates will be established and posted on the HR webpage, please see Police Officer Testing Dates document for current, local testing dates.

Closing Date

Open Until Filled.

Where to Apply

Mail completed application to:
City and Borough of Juneau
Human Resources & Risk Mgmt. Department
155 South Seward St.
Juneau, AK 99801


Visit our employment website for instructions on how to submit an electronic application (web or email).
Drop off completed application to:
City and Borough of Juneau
Human Resources & Risk Mgmt. Department
107 Municipal Way, Suite 101
Juneau, AK 99801


Fax completed application to:
(907) 586-5392

Equal Opportunity Employer

The City and Borough of Juneau is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The CBJ also complies with Title I of the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation to apply for this position can contact the City & Borough of Juneau Human Resources/Risk Management HR Office at (907)586-0227, via email at or written correspondence to 155 South Seward, Juneau, AK 99801.