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Police Sergeant

Full Time
Posted 2 years ago
Updated: March 24th, 2022
Salary : $26.00 - $31.99 / hourly
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(907) 826-3275
Contact Name: City of Craig HR

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Under the general direction of the Chief of Police, the Sergeant is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of officers and dispatchers subordinate to the position of sergeant.  The position shall in the absence of the Chief of Police, assume control of all resources of the police department.

Responds to emergency calls for Police, Fire and EMS services.  Responds to calls for service and assistance.  Enforces local, state and federal law.  Effects lawful arrests of suspected criminals by taking them into physical custody, conducts investigations of alleged or suspected criminal activity in response to complaints received or information developed in the course of assigned activities.  Completes written reports, conducts interviews and testifies at court proceedings.


  • Scrutinize the activity of subordinates, while ensuring that police energy is directed into the most useful channels.
  • Constantly observe and study subordinate members, looking for strengths and weaknesses, standing ready to give advice, instruction or counseling. Observations often times must be reduced to writing. Advise subordinates of ways in which performance can be improved and write evaluations as needed.
  • Interpret the purpose of policies and procedures, and instruct others in the execution of them. Instruct personnel about police methods and techniques.
  • Inspect and scrutinize the work of subordinate officers and dispatchers. Assign subordinate personnel to various tasks and monitor progress and accomplishments.
  • Give talks to civic organizations and school groups. Develop a rapport with other law enforcement agencies that enhances the free flow of information and cooperation. Form positive relations with the community that inspires voluntary cooperation with and respect for the department.
  • Respond to emergency calls.
  • Perform patrol duties, investigate crimes, and participate in department programs as assigned or needed.
  • Write reports as needed.
  • Acting within the confines of the law, enforce the laws of the United States, State of Alaska, and the City of Craig in an even-handed and fair manner, without regard to race, creed, color, social standing, political or religious affiliation , or economic class.
  • Inform and advise the Chief when a policy or procedure is unworkable or can be modified to improve productivity.
  • Continually inform and appraise the Chief of the effectiveness of the department and its personnel. In the absence of the Chief, assume command authority of the department.


  • A Patrol Sergeant must meet the Police Officer I education with documented continual education credits in the field of law enforcement and must have completed the National Sheriff Associations Jail Officer and First Line Supervisors course, or complete within one (1) year of appointment.
  • A Patrol Sergeant must possess a minimum of three (3) years of law enforcement experience as a full time commissioned police officer.
  • Prior work history must demonstrate reliability, honesty, and the ability to work with others.
  • Previous work experience must demonstrate sound judgment and quality in all facets of police work, with a promise for progressive upward mobility.
  • Must possess a “Basic” Police Officer certificate from the Alaska Police Standards Council.
  • Must be bondable and possess a valid Alaska driver’s license.

Education and/or Experience

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must meet APSC Standards and obtain Intermediate Certificate within 6 months of hire.
  • Must have three (3) years of law enforcement experience as full-time commissioned police officer.


  • Annual Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Pay
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Public Employee Retirement Plan
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Savings)
  • Educational/Training Assistance