Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc.





Haines Alaska




Application Deadline: The first review of applications will be 4:00 pm June 19, 2015. Applications are still welcome thereafter until the position(s) are filled

The Haines Borough is accepting applications for a permanent, full-time patrol officer. (Re-Posted 6/1/15)

General Description: We are currently looking for a positive, professional officer to join our team.  If you enjoy serving the public and are committed to service and excellence, we would invite you to submit an application. This is a uniformed police position under the general supervision of the Chief of Police and performs a variety of police patrol, investigation and enforcement functions. This position ensures protection of life and property and preservation of peace through enforcement of applicable Federal, State and local laws.  The borough has a flexible hiring placement depending on experience and qualifications. The Haines Borough Police Department is comprised of the chief and four sworn patrol officers, as well as five dispatchers.  Officers work closely with Alaska State Troopers, the Alaska Park Rangers, EMS and Fire personnel and other agencies to maintain public safety. 


Job Location:  The townsite of Haines, Alaska (pop. approx. 1,700) is a coastal tourist and fishing community located within the Haines Borough.  It lays nestled among the forested mountains of the longest, deepest fjord in North America. Located between the Chilkoot and Chilkat Rivers, the area is known for its abundant salmon runs, wildlife, glaciers and jagged mountain peaks. Haines attracts heliskiers, snowboarders, and extreme snow machine operators from all over the world who come to take advantage of the fantastic mountains surrounding the community. The summer season is marked by festivals, fairs, bike races and other organized activities as well as weekly cruise ships bringing thousands of tourist visitors.


The most beautiful thing about Haines, however, is the people who live here. Haines is home to artists, nature enthusiasts, miners, fishermen and entrepreneurs. Tourism, fishing, and mining contribute to the local economy and Tlingit culture and local nature tours attract thousands of visitors to the area each year. 


Qualifications:  1) US citizen or resident alien legally authorized to work in the United States, 2) High School graduate or equivalent, 3) at least 21 years of age at time of appointment, 4) valid Alaska Driver’s License or ability to get one within 30 days of hire, 5) eligible to meet all requirements set forth by the Alaska Police Standards Council for employment as a police officer in Alaska, and 6) good physical health. Preference will be given to applicants with Alaska certification or those with out of state certification and experience. An extensive background investigation with criminal record checks, credit rating, and references will be conducted. Candidates may also be required to complete a psychological evaluation and/or a polygraph examination to determine the candidate’s fitness of character, reputation and reliability for police work. Interested persons MUST SUBMIT a Haines Borough application form and a Police Personal History Statement (F-3).


Wage:  Starting hourly wage is between $22.73 and $24.48 depending on qualifications and experience, plus generous standby pay. This is a union position subject to union dues and includes medical benefits, PERS retirement, personal leave, and paid holidays.


To Apply: Interested persons should submit, via mail, fax, or email, a Haines Borough Application Form and a Police Personal History Statement (F-3) to: 


Office of the Borough Clerk

P.O. Box 1209, Haines, AK  99827

Borough Administration Building, 103 Third Ave S.

Phone: (907) 766-2231, ext. 31

Fax: (907) 766-2716




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