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Petersburg Police Department

Police Officer

Starting          $24.09 (or more, DOE)

After 1 year   $27.72 (or more, DOE)

The Petersburg Borough is establishing an eligibility list for a current vacancy and future openings in our Police Department. Preference will be given to applicants who have current certification as a Police Officer.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The employee occupying this position is responsible for enforcing all City, State and Federal laws within the Petersburg Borough. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: conducting patrol duties; apprehending suspects and taking statements; responding to emergencies; directing traffic; investigating crimes; preparing documents and drafting search warrants; and preparing police reports.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Must be 21 years of age at time of appointment, able to pass a background check, and in possession of a valid driver’s license. A high school diploma or equivalent required.  Must meet all the requirements of the Alaska Police Standards Council for certification.

The selection process will include a thorough background investigation, including a polygraph examination and psychological evaluation, as well as an oral board and interview with command staff.  The process may also include written and physical agility testing.

An application and information may be obtained from Human Resources Petersburg Municipal Building, 12 South Nordic Drive Petersburg, AK 99833 or on our website www.ci.petersburg.ak.us/. For questions please contact Chief Kelly P. Swihart, (907)772-3838.

Petersburg Borough

Petersburg Police Department

Police Officer

Starting          $24.09 (or more, DOE)

After 1 year   $27.72 (or more, DOE)

The Petersburg Borough is establishing an eligibility list for a current vacancy and future openings in our Police Department. Preference will be given to applicants who have current certification as a Police Officer.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The employee occupying this position is responsible for enforcing all City, State and Federal laws within the Petersburg Borough. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: conducting patrol duties; apprehending suspects and taking statements; responding to emergencies; directing traffic; investigating crimes; preparing documents and drafting search warrants; and preparing police reports.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Must be 21 years of age at time of appointment, able to pass a background check, and in possession of a valid driver’s license. A high school diploma or equivalent required.  Must meet all the requirements of the Alaska Police Standards Council for certification.

The selection process will include a thorough background investigation, including a polygraph examination and psychological evaluation, as well as an oral board and interview with command staff.  The process may also include written and physical agility testing.

An application and information may be obtained from Human Resources Petersburg Municipal Building, 12 South Nordic Drive Petersburg, AK 99833 or on our website www.ci.petersburg.ak.us/. For questions please contact Chief Kelly P. Swihart, (907)772-3838.

Petersburg Borough

Petersburg Police Department

Police Officer


Starting          $24.09 (or more, DOE)

After 1 year   $27.72 (or more, DOE)


The Petersburg Borough is establishing an eligibility list for a current vacancy and future openings in our Police Department. Preference will be given to applicants who have current certification as a Police Officer.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The employee occupying this position is responsible for enforcing all City, State and Federal laws within the Petersburg Borough. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: conducting patrol duties; apprehending suspects and taking statements; responding to emergencies; directing traffic; investigating crimes; preparing documents and drafting search warrants; and preparing police reports.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Must be 21 years of age at time of appointment, able to pass a background check, and in possession of a valid driver’s license. A high school diploma or equivalent required.  Must meet all the requirements of the Alaska Police Standards Council for certification.

The selection process will include a thorough background investigation, including a polygraph examination and psychological evaluation, as well as an oral board and interview with command staff.  The process may also include written and physical agility testing.

An application and information may be obtained from Human Resources Petersburg Municipal Building, 12 South Nordic Drive Petersburg, AK 99833 or on our website www.ci.petersburg.ak.us/. For questions please contact Chief Kelly P. Swihart, (907)772-3838.


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