Juneau Police Department Mission Statement
In partnership with the people of Juneau, our mission is to make our city a place where people can live safely and without fear.
The Department provides general police services to the City and Borough of Juneau, covering an area of 3,081 square miles and a population nearing 31,000.
The department consists of 2 divisions:
Administrative Support Services and Operations.
Within these divisions, there are 5 primary units:
Patrol, Investigations, Community Service, Records and Communications.
Due to Juneau's isolated geographic location, JPD is required to remain self-sufficient. Therefore, the department also maintains specialized teams in SWAT, Bomb Squad and Hostage Negotiation. JPD strives to provide regular and current training to all staff and operates from a modern facility that includes an up-to-date computerized dispatch center and records department. JPD recently assumed responsibility for the Juneau International Airport and has added five additional positions to our sworn staff. JPD, accredited since 2009, remains the only accredited police department in the State of Alaska.
Juneau is Alaska's capital city. It is located in the "panhandle" of Southeast Alaska and is approximately 500 miles southeast of Anchorage and 900 miles north of Seattle. Juneau is accessible only by air and sea. The economy is based largely on government and tourism. Juneau provides a safe and healthy family environment. The city is served by six elementary schools, two middle schools, three high schools, a charter school, and the University of Alaska Southeast. The community has a modern hospital, two museums, five libraries, two theatrical groups, a symphony, baseball and softball fields, two indoor swimming pools, several boat harbors, an ice rink, a golf course, and a ski area. It is situated in a maritime rainforest that abounds with stunning scenery and many recreational opportunities including hunting, fishing, boating, camping, hiking, biking, kayaking and wildlife viewing.