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Budget proposal could ground some aircraft

...of prisoner and personnel transports.An Alaska House subcommittee denied a $2.4 million request by the Department of Public Safety for an expanded aircraft section, a request that followed an audit. It called for adding eight new employees...
State | AK legislature
Police & Fire for Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

...Alaska State Troopers received a report of a motor vehicle collision in the Walmart parking lot that involved a Department of Public Safety vehicle. Investigation revealed that 67-year-old Joseph Donohue, of Juneau, was seated in the passenger...
Public Safety discusses budget proposal for next year

JUNEAU - Alaska's Department of Public Safety is proposing to cut 24 permanent full-time positions, though an official said no layoffs are planned for the affected workers...
State | AK legislature
Pot puppies get pink slip

...can't be un-trained to track one of the litany of drugs they were originally conditioned to sniff out, Department of Public Safety Commissioner Gary Folger said during a House Finance subcommittee meeting Thursday.The Troopers' 10 Belgian...
State | AK legislature
In Walker's budget proposal, Corrections and Health take biggest hits

No department is spared under Gov. Bill Walker's promised cuts to help balance a looming $3.5 billion state budget deficit, but some departments will have it worse than others.
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Make it a year of solutions

...reporting rape. Overall, we could do more on rape prevention." We couldn't agree more. In Alaska, the Department of Public Safety and the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault have focused on how to change social norms around the...
Police swear in three new officers

...all with ties to Juneau - were sworn in Monday as JPD officers. The three will attend the State of Alaska Department of Public Safety training academy in Sitka next month."We really stepped up our recruiting efforts, and we tried to hire...
Alaska troopers encourage selfies for backcountry adventurers

...wilderness trip plan," a form that she said has been around for "quite a while." The form can be found on the Department of Public Safety website.Ipsen suggested Alaskans leave a printout of the wilderness plan on the dashboard of their vehicle...
Former Don Young challenger is new admin commissioner

After a month in office, Gov. Bill Walker is slowly but surely getting his cabinet together, adding two permanent commissioners this week.
Local | AK legislature
Illegal online search leads to trouble

...District Attorney James Scott said in an interview Thursday.APSIN is the database run by the State of Alaska Department of Public Safety for law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and DPS employees. It contains confidential information, such as...


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