Out-of-State applicants are defined as individuals who live 250 miles or more away from the Municipality of Anchorage.
Out-of-State applicants can elect to have the initial written test “proctored” out of state. Upon approval of an Out-of-State Proctor, APD Recruiting/Backgrounds will send a written copy of the National Criminal Justice Officer Selection Inventory/Integrity test to the proctor. The applicant will need to schedule a testing date/time with their proctor after the test arrives. Applicants will be responsible for bringing a pre-paid shipping envelope with them to the testing appointment so the test can be immediately sealed and mailed back to the Anchorage Police Department. Study guides are available for applicants at http://www.publicsafetyrecruitment.com/
Out-of-State applicants will then be contacted with results (pass/fail) after the test is mailed back to the Anchorage Police Department. All Out-of-state applicants will still be required to travel to Anchorage to complete the initial selection testing (Physical Ability Test, Personal History Questionnaire, Preliminary Background Interview and Written Psychological Examination).
Out-of-State applicants will be expected to make TWO separate trips to Anchorage during the selection process.
PROCESS FOR BECOMING AN ANCHORAGE POLICE OFFICER
- Applicant must be a citizen of the United States by the date of hire
- High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
- Must be 21 years of age by the date of hire
- Must possess a valid State of Alaska Driver’s license by the time of hire
- Must meet standards established by the Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC). For more information about APSC certification, go to http://dps.alaska.gov/apsc/ and the Anchorage Police Department regarding misdemeanor or felony convictions and use of controlled substances.
- No criminal convictions after reaching 21 years of age
- Convictions under age 21 will be individually assessed
- No marijuana use within the past three years
Applicants must 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
Entry Level Testing
Please click on the links below for more information:
- National Criminal Justice Officer Selection Inventory– I (NCJOSI2) test
- Physical ability test
- Video demonstration of the physical ability test ** Note that the vertical jump has been eliminated from the PAT test.
For additional information, you can call the APD Recruitment Team at 907-786-8811 or email us at APDJobs@muni.org
Applications are being accepted now for the December 2017 academy. CALL 907-786-8811 NOW for more information.