Join the JPD team: Brush up on interview & vertical jump skills Sept. 18 & 22
The Juneau Police Department is offering two open house opportunities to help community members explore if a career in police work is the right fit: Learn about the police officer selection process on September 18, and take a trial physical fitness test on September 22.
“If you’ve ever considered becoming a police officer, September 18 is your chance to ask as many questions as you want. We’re going to give a detailed explanation of the initial selection process and some tips on how to be successful,” JDP Lt. Krag Campbell said. “Then, on September 22, get a sense of what the physical fitness test is like, and what you need to do to improve. People may think they’re good at running or good at pushups, but doing multiple events back to back can get tiring.”
The open house on September 18 is at 6 p.m. at the JPD station, 6255 Alaway Avenue in Lemon Creek. An assortment of JPD staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss what being a police officer is like and the police officer selection process. The initial selection process involves a written test, a physical test, and an oral board interview.
The open house on September 22 is at 9 a.m. at the Dimond Park Field House, 2961 Riverside Drive. Physical test components include a 300 meter sprint, vertical jump, pushups, sit ups, and a 1.5 mile run. Come prepared in gym clothing and running shoes. Bring a water bottle, and music and headphones for the run if preferred.
“Being a police officer allows people an opportunity to give back to the community, make a difference, and be a part of the solution,” said Campbell, who’s been with JPD for 16 years. JPD recently hired two new police officers and is looking to fill several other vacancies.