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Interested in a career in law enforcement? JPD officer written test can now be done remotely.

February 3, 2021 – News

The Juneau Police Department is currently recruiting for several police officer positions. For individuals new to law enforcement, initial testing (also known as Phase I) involves a written test, a physical ability test, and an interview. Interested applicants now have the option of taking the written exam at home, the physical ability test individually or self-tested, and the interview via Zoom. Alternatively, traditional in-person testing will be held February 25-26 in Juneau.

For either testing option:

  • Sign up through Public Safety Testing. It costs $50.
  • Once the written exam is successfully completed, applicants will be provided instructions on how to complete the next steps. Each step is contingent on passing the previous step.

No matter how an applicant decides to complete the written test and physical ability test, it is recommended that individuals study for the multi-hour written test and practice for the fitness test. The physical ability test involves a 300-meter sprint, vertical jump, push-ups, sit-ups, and a 1.5 mile run.

Once applicants pass Phase I, they receive a conditional job offer and begin Phase II, which consists of a background investigation, a polygraph, and a psychological exam. If successful with Phase II, applicants are given a final job offer contingent on passing the final phase, which consists of a medical exam and a drug screening.

JPD Police Officers are fully benefited positions. The starting salary range is $68,494 to $73,382. The City and Borough of Juneau offers a competitive salary package that includes the opportunity for regular wage increases, a health insurance program, leave, and retirement credit through the Public Employees’ Retirement System.

For more information on the testing process, contact Patti Rumfelt at [email protected], call 586-0600 Option 4, or visit JoinJPD.com.