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Beetles' biggest fan becomes dispatcher

...moved to Juneau and became a dispatcher at the JPD Communications Center, she helped collect, sort and identify beetles...mother, Sherry, used to work at the Soldotna Communications Center. Her family moved all across the state - from...
For Palestinians, social media is source of news - and anger

...Twitter, are the No. 1 source of news for young Palestinians, said Ghassan Khatib of the Jerusalem Media and Communications Center, a research and polling center.The recent stabbings and other deadly attacks on Israelis have been largely...
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Juneau woman seeks mother in Nepal post quake

...Facebook page her family created: "Find Dawn Habash in Nepal After Earthquake 2015." It has turned into an online communications center where news links and information have been collected.Yasmine is with her brother, sister-in-law and nephew...
More than a job - JPD strives to bill dispatching as a career

...three new hires at the Juneau Police Department Communications Center, which handles 911 calls for the City and Borough...the work schedule. Now every employee in the communications center has four weekend days off every month."In the...
Longest-serving JPD officer retires

...have as many repeaters and the system wasn't as good," he recalled, contrasting it to the current 24/7 communications center. "There'd be quite a few places where there would be what we call a 'dead-spot' where there's no reception...
JPD officer wins two life-saving awards

...Supervisor Cindy Ruby. Dispatcher of the year went to Meghan Kennedy-Brown. Leader of the year went to JPD Communications Center manager Erann Kalwara.? Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire...
JPD: Traffic closed on Egan near Walmart

...still shut down as of 5 p.m., and traffic is being diverted to Glacier Highway, a 911 dispatcher with the JPD Communications Center confirmed.Egan Drive inbound was closed at about 4:27 p.m. and just re-opened, the dispatcher said...
Two awarded at JPD ceremony Tuesday

...the chief said."Branden established JPD's wireless network, upgraded the phone system, maintained the Communications Center's 911 system, developed report processes for staff, put mobile computers in patrol cars, and much more...
Jr. Police Academy cancelled due to staffing shortages

...manager Cindee Brown-Mills, who oversees the communication center, told the Empire in an earlier interview that...understaffed for about the past 10 years. The Communication Center provides communication services for the police...
Strong earthquake rattles Alaska

...The quake jolted residents of Anchorage other relatively distant cities. A dispatcher at the Anchorage Police communications center said no damage had been reported there either, though the quake was sharply felt. A 6.8-magnitude earthquake...


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