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 officer seeks protection of life and property and preservation of peace through enforcement of applicable state laws and Municipal ordinances.
Skagway lies at the head of the longest and deepest fiords in North America. Skagway sits in a valley surrounded by majestic mountains. Because of Skagway’s location at the top of this fiord the two mountain passes which were used for thousands of years by the Alaska Natives, and in the late 1800’s became the most widely used passage ways to get to the Klondike Gold fields. Because of this the community of Skagway today supports a healthy tourist economy serving over 1 million tourist every year between May – September. This brings in a large influx of employees 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. With road access and only two hours from the Yukon Territory Capitol of Whitehorse with an international airport and only a 45-minute flight by plane or by Marine Highway System access to Alaska’s Capital of Juneau, travel is much easier here then in many other small communities in Alaska. Two years ago, the community supported and built a multi-million-dollar public safety building and 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; eligible and must obtain a valid Alaska State Driver’s license; Strong interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to work effectively with a variety of people and entities; As long as an officer has completed a certified academy recognized by the state of Alaska and currently is working and certified in another state. Those officers only need to attend the 3-week Department of Public Safety Academy in Sitka and work for one agency for one full year to become an Alaska Certified Officer.
308 17th Avenue
Skagway, AK 99840
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for an application or further information. The application can also be downloaded from the website at www.skagway.org.