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    Saint paul island.

    There's a multidisciplinary police officer position open on Saint Paul Island in Alaska. Incumbents are all-hazards responders: law enforcement, firefighting, EMS, SAR, emergency management, etc. This is a remote posting with housing available. Oh yeah, the pay's pretty good, as well. Please send me a PM, if interested.... --K.

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    It's a municipal police officer position. The official ad is posted here: http://www.akml.org/Classifieds.html
    But, I'll answer questions best I can via PM. Stay safe! --K.

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    I hope the pay is better than the 39k listed. For that, I think i'd stay in Florida..LOL..

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    If they're certifying you in fire too that might be worth the pay cut. In Alaska you can transfer your retirement between Police, Fire, and Corrections.

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    I'm just curious as to why keep it strictly PM. Why not allow everyone to see questions and comments, and learn about a place (not just work environment) that most will never see or experience. I imagine it's quite an adventure

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    One thing that everyone should keep in mind is the cost of living in Alaska and how it compares to your wages.

    If your looking for adventure, western Alaska has got plenty!

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    Our salaries are a pay band: $39K, for instance, would be for a brand new hire with no law enforcement experience. An experienced officer would start at the higher end up to $49K. Officer salaries go much higher than that with merit increases. Higher ranking officers make even more, obviously. But, it's a fair wage especially considering that the housing is provided at low cost to police officers with utilities included....

    I'm more than happy to discuss the place itself, it's beautiful, it's windy and there's ample police activity for a town its size. Plus, we have the "Deadliest Catch" boats coming in and out. This is, in its basic essence, a quintessential Alaska fishing village. As a result, we have some of the best seafood you'll ever eat (mostly halibut and crab). . . . --K.

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    Oh...and there's good hunting here, too. There's a reindeer herd on the Island. Plus, approximately 250 different species of birds...many of which you may hunt. The locals can hunt/harvest fur seals, sea lions, etc., as well. --K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannmann1050 View Post
    I hope the pay is better than the 39k listed. For that, I think i'd stay in Florida..LOL..
    Well, I can understand the concern. But, we have an authorized starting range. And that STARTING range is $39K to $49K. The position itself has a wider pay band in which, as a line officer, tops out at around $59K. --K.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannmann1050 View Post
    I'm just curious as to why keep it strictly PM. Why not allow everyone to see questions and comments, and learn about a place (not just work environment) that most will never see or experience. I imagine it's quite an adventure
    No problem here. Not strictly PM, but, some of the more intimate details of the place/position are better to describe directly to a potential hire. Some other information is available here:
    http://www.stpaulak.com/ . . . . Thanks! --K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArcticCop View Post
    One thing that everyone should keep in mind is the cost of living in Alaska and how it compares to your wages.

    If your looking for adventure, western Alaska has got plenty!
    Exactly! And, with what the officers pay for housing (well below market rate), they do just fine. Many bush jobs have an inherent difficulty relative to housing availability, affordability and the associated costs of utilities. --K.

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    City info LINK and LINK from the state gov website.

    From looking into the island data, even for remote Alaskan, crime seems higher than average, is my impression.

    I showed the map to my wife ..... it'll be a tough sell, looks like a small adventure though.
    Last edited by CountyGuy; 12-26-2011 at 04:25 AM.

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    Every part of Alaska is an adventure

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountyGuy View Post
    City info LINK and LINK from the state gov website.

    From looking into the island data, even for remote Alaskan, crime seems higher than average, is my impression.

    I showed the map to my wife ..... it'll be a tough sell, looks like a small adventure though.
    That is correct. It's not that slow for the tiny population.... But, Western Alaska is somewhat known for its unique issues: http://www.adn.com/2011/12/24/223318...n-alaskas.html . --K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BushCop9P1 View Post
    That is correct. It's not that slow for the tiny population.... But, Western Alaska is somewhat known for its unique issues: http://www.adn.com/2011/12/24/223318...n-alaskas.html . --K.
    Truer words never spoken! --K.

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    http://www.city-data.com/city/St.-Paul-Alaska.html

    Some other interesting crime data can be found at the lower portion of the above linked page.... --K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BushCop9P1 View Post
    Truer words never spoken! --K.
    Did you reply with a quote on your own post?

    Must be lonely out there to be talking and replying to yourself! LOL!

    (just joking)

    Stay safe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakflak View Post
    Every part of Alaska is an adventure
    Truer words never spoken! --K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArcticCop View Post
    Did you reply with a quote on your own post?

    Must be lonely out there to be talking and replying to yourself! LOL!

    (just joking)

    Stay safe!

    Too funny! Actually, I was intending to respond to JAKFLAK. Either I wasn't paying close enough of attention, was having a senior moment or a combination of both!

    Be careful out there.... --K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BushCop9P1 View Post
    Too funny! Actually, I was intending to respond to JAKFLAK. Either I wasn't paying close enough of attention, was having a senior moment or a combination of both!

    Be careful out there.... --K.
    And after 10 years in the bush I spend more time muttering to myself than I do to real people.

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    How much is a gallon of milk on Saint Paul Island? Gallon of gas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkepticAlways View Post
    How much is a gallon of milk on Saint Paul Island? Gallon of gas?
    I only bought fresh milk once here. $6.89 for a half gallon. . . . I buy powdered milk, reconstitute it, and serve it from a pitcher. Works for me. Gasoline goes for about $4.50 per gallon, however, police officers do not spend any money on gas. We have 24/7 use of our vehicles by contract (to include personal use).

    It's a single store in town. I treat it similar to a 7-11. If I need it now? Sure. Otherwise, I deal with the prices bringing in bulk meats, dry goods and snacks. The city has a coop program for doing so that saves folks a great deal of money. --K.
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    The co-op provides the ability to procure products from Anchorage in bulk, as well as aquiring specialty items, and have the costs of freight divvied up by participants. Housing is typically a modern, newer, townhouse with satellite TV and internet. The village is not run down by Bush standards. . . . Line officers at present drive slick-top, marked, Ford Expeditions; the higher-ranking officers drive pickup trucks. --K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BushCop9P1 View Post
    I only bought fresh milk once here. $6.89 for a half gallon.
    A gallon of milk costs $13.78...I don't know what to say.
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