Lateral Police Officer - Skagway, AK

August 8, 2019


Lateral Police Officer



The Municipality of Skagway is accepting applications for the position of a Lateral Police Officer. This is a full-time position, eligible for Municipal benefits. The Police Officer is responsible for providing police services to the Municipality of Skagway through a variety of police patrol, investigation, and enforcement functions. The Police officer seeks protection of life and property and preservation of peace through enforcement of applicable state laws and Municipal ordinances.

WAGE RANGE: Grade 16, Step One - Entry level wage, D.O.E. - $28.14 per hour.

Skagway lies at the head of the longest and deepest fiords in North America and sits in a valley surrounded bymajestic mountains. Because of Skagway’s location at the top of the Lynn Canal, the two mountain passes which were used for thousands of years by the Alaska Natives, and in the late 1800’s became the most widelyused passage ways to get to the Klondike Gold fields. Skagway supports a healthy tourist economy serving over 1 million tourists every year between May and September. A large influx of employees come from all over the country and other parts of the world to serve our visitors. The Skagway school posts high academic scores in the state. Skagway has road access and is two hours from the Yukon Territory Capitol of Whitehorse with an international airport. It takes 45 minutes by plane or 4-7 hours by ferry on the Alaska Marine Highway System to get to Alaska’s Capital of Juneau. The community recently supported and built a multi-million-dollar public safety building that provides 24-hour dispatch to well-equipped and professional Fire, EMS, Search and Rescue and Police services.


  •   Applicants must have the equivalency of a high school diploma Performing investigations and preparing appropriate reports;

  •   Must obtain a valid Alaska State Driver’s license

  •   Working with Court entities relating to criminal and juvenile cases;

  •   Strong interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to work effectively with a variety of people

    and entities;

  •   Participating in aid calls; search and rescue operations; and public education and police community

    relation assignments;

  •   Knowledge of State, Federal, and local laws and ordinances;

  •   Principles and techniques of investigation, interrogation and scientific crime detection, court procedures

    and policies;

  •   Police department administration procedures, policies;

  •   Laws of arrest, rules of evidence, citizen’s legal rights, civil procedures, court procedures; First aid


  •   Performing routine foot and mobile patrols, responding to emergency calls, establishing sufficient

    probable cause for arresting alleged offenders;

  •   Performing investigations and preparing appropriate reports;

    Applicants must submit a completed Municipality of Skagway application form to the borough office at the address above. This position is open until filled. Contact the borough office at phone number above or by email at for an application or further information. The application can also be downloaded from the website at


The Municipality of Skagway is an equal opportunity employer.


Closing Date / Removed from Database Date
September 6, 2019

  All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description.