Police Officer

Job Title: Police Officer

Salary range: $27.50 to $33.63/hour DOE/Q

Department: Police Department

Job Description:

POLICE OFFICER Wage: $27.50 to $33.63 per hour DOE/Q

City and Borough of Sitka seeks a qualified team member to fill the full-time, permanent position of Police Officer. This successful candidate will maintain community order through enforcing local, State, and Federal laws. The principal duties of this class are performed in an outdoor work environment involving all types of weather and one in which the employee is subject to potential personal danger. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the assigned Police Sergeants and Lieutenants.


  • PERS Defined Contribution Retirement
  • SBS Annuities program ‐ 6.13% match
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance (employee and dependents)
  • Medical Dental Vision (100% employer)
  • Annual Leave & Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Eligible for 457 Retirement Plans with Empower, ICMA-RC and Waddell & Reed
  • Eligible for Supplemental Insurance Plans with USAble, AFLAC, American Fidelity and State of Alaska
  • PSEA


  • Enforces all City, State and Federal laws within the jurisdiction of the City and Borough of Sitka.
  • Responds to calls and/or complaints from citizens, involving arriving at the scene, taking statements from all parties involved, identifying a violation if one exists, and taking appropriate arrest and/or citation steps as the situation warrants.
  • Investigates misdemeanor crimes, traffic accidents and felonies and makes arrests as warranted.
  • Conducts traffic stops, including felony stops.
  • Enforces parking ordinances and issues parking citations.
  • Directs traffic and performs crowd control.
  • Instructs, demonstrates, and evaluates field sobriety tests and determines through observation those situations where such a test is warranted and needed.
  • Maintains all appropriate reports and records of criminal and arrest activity for use in both documentation and prosecution.
  • Collects evidence at crime scenes and interviews witnesses.
  • Provides support for other Police Officers upon the arrival at a scene of an incident, remaining aware of any situation in which another Police Officer may encounter potential harm and taking appropriate actions to secure that Officer’s safety.
  • Reports inoperative traffic control equipment for City repair.
  • Gives testimony in open court.
  • Transports prisoners between a scene of a crime and the appropriate jail or facility.
  • Transports prisoners to court appearances, medical services, funerals etc. as necessary.
  • Serves as a jailer as necessary, maintaining security within the jail, enforcing all rules and regulations, serving meals, investigating complaints/illnesses, and ensures the health and location of inmates.
  • Evaluates and determines the use of lethal force using the greatest level of discretion.
  • Conducts building searches and secures crime scenes.
  • Maintains security and possession of firearm and related Police equipment at all times.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on vehicles and all related equipment.
  • Takes inventories of Police supplies and requisitions replacements.
  • Provides information to the public on Police procedures and activities as requested and makes personal appearances at school programs, neighborhood watch groups etc., to maintains community relations and inform citizens on how they might better protect themselves against crime or injury of other forms.
  • Performs other emergency services as necessary.
  • Attends meetings, conferences, workshops and training sessions and reviews publications and audiovisual materials to become and remain current on the principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas.
  •  Performs other related duties as assigned.

Acceptable Experience and Training:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a GED, preferably supplemented by an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or a closely related field.
  • Some law enforcement experience.
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. Skills and Requirements:
  • Possession of a driver’s license issued by the State of Alaska.
  • Ability to pass a background check.
  • Graduation from a certified Police Academy.
  • Certification as a Police Officer in the State of Alaska is preferred.

Submit Application to Human Resources via hr@cityofsitka.org. or turn it in to Room 300, City Office Building. Open until filled. Job application and description on City and Borough of Sitka’s website.

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