Recruit/Lateral Police Officer

Anchorage Police Department - Anchorage, Alaska

Feb 19, 2020

Application Deadline:
Feb 15, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$70,948.80 annual
Lateral Transfer:
$70,948.80 - $95,201.60 annual
Top Pay:
$105,248 annual

Job Description


The Anchorage Police Department is currently accepting applications for Recruit Police Officer and In-State Lateral Police Officer. (Click on below Position Title for Current Job Posting)

Recruit Police Officer:

Applicants are hired for an approximately 26 week academy starting in either June or December. Successful applicants receive full pay and benefits in the academy.

In-State Lateral Police Officer:

Applicants must be certified with Alaska Police Standards Council as a Police Officer within the last five years to be eligible. Pay incentive will be at a higher step based on time in service.

Additional Information

Education Incentives: Paid Tuition and Books, 4% pay increase for Associate’s Degree, 8% pay increase for Bachelor’s Degree.

Health/Medical Benefits: Medical/Dental/Vision/Audio, Life Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts.

Employer Paid Benefits: Employee Assistance Program, 5.4 weeks of Annual Leave Plan, 4 weeks of Sick Leave Plan, 12 Paid Holiday Days.

Additional Benefits: Take Home Car, Uniform and Equipment Provided, Clothing and Equipment Allowance, Uniform Cleaning Provided.

Retirement: Alaska Public Employees’ Defined Contribution Retirement Plan (PERS DCR), Voluntary 401(k) up to 2% employer match, Voluntary 457 Deferred Compensation Plan.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Experience: Entry
  • Must be a citizen of the USA or a US National by date of hire
  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Must be at least 21 years old by date of hire
  • Must possess a valid State of Alaska driver's license by date of hire
  • Must meet Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC) and Anchorage Police Department (APD) standards regarding misdemeanor and/or felony convictions, traffic violations and use of controlled substances. Such as:
    • No felony convictions after reaching the age of 18
    • No marijuana use within the past one (1) year
    • Refer to the Background Investigation information in the Notice Section for further, specific details.
  • Must be able to obtain APSC certification within 13 months of hire (AS 18.65.240).
  • Alaska Public Safety Information Network (APSIN) / National Crime Information Center (NCIC) certification within thirty (30) days of hire.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) background check at time of hire

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

Contact Information

APD Recruitment Team

Anchorage Police Department
3760 West Dimond Blvd
Anchorage, Alaska 99502
phone: 907-786-8811

How to Apply

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