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Murkowski names public safety boss

Bill Tandeske is the new commissioner of the state Department of Public Safety. Tandeske will oversee state law enforcement agencies, including...
Governor's jet plane is on the way

The state Department of Public Safety has completed the purchase of a $2.6 million jet, and Commissioner Bill Tandeske says he expects the aircraft to be brought to Alaska by Tuesday. The 1984 Westwind II is to be put to immediate use...
State may use terror funds for governor's jet

...of the two airplanes frequently used by Gov. Frank Murkowski with a jet. Department of Public Safety Commissioner Bill Tandeske said a jet would be cheaper to operate than the state's propeller-driven planes and would allow for a faster response...
Homeland Security rejects Murkowski jet

...saying the state failed to meet the required parameters. "In this case, no means no," Public Safety Commissioner Bill Tandeske said Wednesday evening. "It's a dead issue now. We may not agree with the premise for the denial, but we accept...
Wildlife officers to get new uniforms, but not new duties

...Public Safety's Fish and Wildlife Protection and Alaska State Trooper divisions. But Public Safety Commissioner Bill Tandeske said the uniform change does not mean the agency has reorganized. Once distinguished by brown uniforms, fish and...
Public Safety mulls agency merger

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Department of Public Safety might merge its two largest agencies. Commissioner Bill Tandeske said putting the Division of Fish and Wildlife Protection under the same command as the Alaska State Troopers would eliminate some...
State moves ahead on buying jet to be used by Murkowski

...released a request for proposals. The notice says the state intends to award a contract by July 19. Commissioner Bill Tandeske said Thursday the state is primarily interested in a jet, although officials also will look at proposals for a King...
Trooper held on 11 criminal charges

...a very difficult day for us when we have to announce we've arrested one of our own," Public Safety Commissioner Bill Tandeske said at a news conference here. Tandeske and other public safety officials said they knew of no other past case involving...
Alaska Digest

...growing concern over deadly accidents on the Seward Highway in recent years. Department of Public Safety Commissioner Bill Tandeske, however, said that's not the deadliest stretch of highway in the state. That distinction goes to an 11-mile...
Police to continue pot investigations

...these cases in a manner that would allow for federal prosecution, Renkes wrote in a memo to Public Safety Commissioner Bill Tandeske. "This includes seizing and treating as evidence all marijuana found, even if under four ounces in the home, and...


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