Municipality of Anchorage 20 reviews - Anchorage, AK

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This position is represented by the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) and is subject to the provisions of the current contract between the Municipality of Anchorage and the APDEA. If the person selected is not affiliated with the APDEA union, he or she must become a member in good standing within 31 days of beginning work.

DEPARTMENT : Anchorage Police Department
HOURS OF WORK : 40 per week; Shifts Vary
LOCATION OF WORK: 4501 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK

Example of Duties:

Under supervision, respond to various locations to perform police work, involving the protection of life and property, and enforce applicable laws, ordinances and regulations in the completion of duties. Perform a variety of crime prevention and enforcement duties as assigned. Patrol assigned area(s). Respond to complaints and requests for police assistance and intervenes in various situations as required. Enforce traffic regulations, direct traffic, investigate collisions and complete detailed collision reports. Perform duties in specialized units within the police department. Conduct preliminary investigations; collect and preserve evidence. Make arrests for violations of laws utilizing prescribed methods. Maintain records and daily reports; prepare cases for court testimony. Testify in court as required. Operate vehicles and various types of specialized police testing, surveillance, and other equipment as required. Coordinate with other agencies as required. Assist the public with various auto breakdown, parade, funeral and crowd control duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications / Substitutions / Special Qualifications:
  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Must be 21 years old by date of application
  • Must possess a valid State of Alaska Driver’s license by time of hire
  • Must meet standards as established by the Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC) and the Anchorage Police Department regarding misdemeanor or felony convictions and use of controlled substances. (Drug usage by, and the criminal history of, a candidate will not be an automatic bar to continued consideration but will be reviewed.)
Applicants for this position will possess the following qualities:
  • Unquestionable character and integrity
  • Free of cultural and ethnic bias
  • Strong ethical code in both personal and professional life
  • Desire to diligently protect and serve the community through courage, compassion and respect
  • Personal conduct above reproach
All position required licenses or certifications must remain current for the duration of employment.



Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications, have acceptable employment records, and meet Municipal standards related to driving guidelines and criminal conviction history may be invited to participate in the Patrol Officer Testing process.

Applicants invited to test will be notified of the testing dates, times, and locations via email between March 1st, 2013 through May 31st, 2013 . Ensure the email provided on the application is valid and current. Testing notifications will only be sent to the email address listed on the application.

Applications received between 02/04/13 – 02/28/13 test on GROUP A dates
Applications received between 03/01/13 – 03/29/13 test on GROUP B dates
Applications received between 03/30/13 – 04/30/13 test on GROUP C dates
Applications received between 05/01/13 – 05/24/13 test on GROUP D dates

Applicants will only be invited and allowed to test one (1) time during the recruitment process. No applicant will be allowed to test in more than one group.


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