Enforcement of all criminal and traffic laws including the identification and apprehension of violators. Perform a variety of crime prevention and enforcement duties as assigned. Respond to complaints and requests for Police assistance and intervene in various situations as required. Enforce traffic regulations, direct traffic, investigate collisions and complete detailed collision reports. Conduct preliminary investigations; collect and preserve evidence. Maintain records and daily reports; prepare cases for court testimony. Testify in court as required. Coordinate with other agencies as required.
The duties and requirements of a Police Officer include, but may not be limited to, performance of the following activities: use of firearms, driving emergency vehicles, handcuffing prisoners, administering first aid, rescue operations, lifting and carrying 0-70 lbs, directing traffic, subdue prisoners, pursue suspects, walking-lateral mobility, walking over rough terrain, bending, stooping, crouching, sitting, standing, standing for long periods, kneeling, twisting body, pushing, pulling, running, sense of touch, reaching, gripping hands and fingers, climbing stairs, climbing ladders, hearing alarms, hearing voice conversation, color identification, close vision, far vision, side vision-depth perception, night vision, maintaining balance, finger dexterity, speaking, physically control combative and disruptive persons.
The Anchorage Police Department is the largest law enforcement agency in Alaska. APD has a well deserved reputation for its high standards and dedicated service to the community. Police officer applicants are required to participate in a rigorous hiring process, including (but not limited to) initial testing, a physical agility test, psychological assessment, and a comprehensive background check. Fewer than 5 percent of those who test for officer positions are successful in the selection process, but those who do are met with an exciting and rewarding career opportunity. All our employees enjoy excellent pay and benefits as well as the advantage of working in an agency that values its members.
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