Officer Preparation Seminar

The Fairbanks Police Department will hold an interested person/applicant pre-test clinic to help those interested in becoming in Fairbanks Police Officers familiarize themselves with the testing, field training and employment process.  The initial clinic will be held on Sunday, November 1, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Patty Center located on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus at 410 Tanana Loop, UAF, Alaska. Pre-registration is preferred but not required. To pre-register for this seminar, call: Lt. Matt Soden at 907.450.6487 or or Yumi McCulloch at 907.450.6510 or to provide your name and contact information.


The topics to be covered include:


  • Overview of the applicant written test, to include examples of the questions on the test
  • Overview of the oral board and areas that applicants are scored on, to include examples of the questions asked and examples of quality answers
  • Presentation on the background process and information on the types of questions asked; applicants will be provided with the APSC standards that would cause disqualification
  • Overall introduction to the Police Department and City of Fairbanks, to include benefit packages, the Field Training Officer (FTO) process, and a question and answer period about employment at the Department.  Police Officer Paul Dick will be available to answer questions from attendees from the perspective of a newly hired officer who has recently completed the process.
  • An opportunity to try the physical agility test to see how they would perform and what areas they need to improve on prior to the testing date.


Police Chief Aragon and Mayor Eberhart encourage anyone interested in a career in law enforcement to attend to find out more about employment with the Fairbanks Police Department.


Anyone with questions should please contact the program coordinator, Lieutenant Matt Soden, at 907.450.6487 or