Interested in being a Juneau cop? They’re hiring


    The Juneau Police Department is looking to hire several police officers to serve the community.

    The application process involves a written test, a physical ability test, and an interview. Interested applicants can take 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 Feb. 25-26 in Juneau.

    It is recommended that all applicants study up and work out in preparation for the written and physical tests. The fitness test involves a 300-meter sprint, vertical jump, push-ups, sit-ups and a 1.5 mile run.

    To qualify for the department, police officer applicants must be able to run the 300 meters in 77 seconds, jump 14 inches, do 21 pushups, complete 15 sit-ups in 60 seconds and run 1.5 miles in 17 minutes and 17 seconds. Applicants who fail the physical test get one chance for a do-over within 90 days.

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

    The Juneau Police Department is the second largest municipal police department in Alaska with 57 sworn officers and 37 civilian professionals. The department’s mission is to “make our city a place where people can live safely and without fear,” which is accomplished by adhering to the department’s core values of “courage, integrity, respect and service.”.

    Juneau police officers are fully benefited positions. The starting salary range is $68,494 to $73,382. The salary package includes opportunities for regular wage increases, a health insurance program, leave and retirement credit.

    For more information on the testing process, contact Patti Rumfelt at, call 586-0600 Option 4, or visit

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    Joel Davidson
    Joel Davidson
    Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.

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