Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc.

Anchorage Airport Police & Fire Department

The mission of the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Police and Fire Department is to protect Life and property by providing professional police, firefighting, and emergency medical services. We dedicate ourselves to the Alaskan community through Honor, Courage, and Integrity.

Airport Police & Fire Officers are responsible for law enforcement, firefighting, and first responder for medical assistance at the Anchorage Airport. The trainees receive training at a police academy and must become certified by meeting all requirements of the Alaska Police Standards Council and the Alaska State Firefighters Association. The trainee must also successfully pass the state Fire Fighter I and II programs, and Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Certification.



Conduct proactive police patrols (foot and vehicular) of the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to include all roadways; and property within the immediate area of the Airport as defined by policy. Each officer has the authority to arrest and enforce duties of federal, state and municipal law. Special emphasis is placed on supporting the regulations and policies of the Transportation Security Administration. Providing a “customer-oriented service” is valued and emphasized. Officers are the primary law enforcement response for the terminals, airport roadways and Lake Hood Seaplane Base. Conduct crime prevention and public education services and station tours for various civic organizations.


One of the primary responsibilities of being an Airport Police and Fire officer is providing firefighting and rescue services in the event of an aircraft incident or accident at the airport. Officers are required to operate large and complex firefighting vehicles. Provide fire and rescue response and extinguishment for various types of fires on the airport primarily for aircraft related fires. In some instances provide primary response to other fires to include structure, vehicle, fuel, fuel tank farm and wildland fires. Conduct fire prevention and public education services including fire extinguisher training classes, station tours and refueling inspection services.


Provide EMS response for the airport and its community by providing for the stabilization, treatment and packaging of injured or sick persons for transport to a care facility. Provide Basic Life Support (BLS) to include Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) when necessary for patients. Operate medical related equipment to include Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and other basic medical devices to sustain the stability of a patient for transport. Have and maintain State of Alaska Emergency Trauma Technician (ETT) certification or higher.


Applicants for the Airport Police and Fire I position should be:
- At least 21 years of age
- Physically fit
The physical agility test consists of:
• - 21 pushups (no time limit)
• - 30 sit-ups in 1 minute or less
• - 1.5 mile run in 15:00 minutes or less
And possess:
• - A high school diploma or equivalent
• - A valid Alaska driver's license


The Airport Police and Fire Department provides competitive pay and benefits. The starting salary for an Airport Police and Fire Officer I is approximately $4371 – $4705 per month, and is subject to modification by terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

An Airport Police and Fire Officer I receives benefits including paid leave and holidays, seven days off in every two-week period, life and health insurance programs for the Airport Police and Fire Officer I and dependents, and a retirement program when vested.

Airport Police and Fire Department Training Section
P.O. Box 190629
Anchorage, Alaska 99519-0629
(907) 266-2411

Contact Deputy Chief David Schulling: 


327 East Fireweed Lane Suite 101 - Anchorage, Alaska 99503
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