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Parnell: Alaskans have never been so well-positioned

...me that having 60 more village public safety officers, or 60 more communities with a VPSO in them that had no law enforcement presence before, you can not tell me that community's safety hasn't been enhanced. Instead of having to wait three...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-10/parnell-alaskans-have-never-been-so-wel
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Aiming for visibility and fairness, state troopers patrol derby

...The main reason is to maintain visibility of law enforcement presence on the water, Merritt said."Law enforcement-wise...people participated in the competition this year. Law enforcement presence is assumed, Merritt said.On Saturday, Mondick...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-08-11/aiming-visibility-and-fairness-state-tr
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Officials eye new ways to add to village safety officers

...accessible only by air or water and aren't connected to a road system. Dozens of small communities have no law enforcement presence at all.Village officers don't carry guns but do have other equipment such as Tasers, said Beth Ipsen, a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-12/officials-eye-new-ways-add-village-safe
State
Angoon to get local law enforcement officer

...like Angoon that can't afford to run their own police departments, village public safety officers are a local law enforcement presence that takes some of the burden off troopers who patrol scores of roadless villages. Angoon's public safety...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072405/sta_20050724012.shtml
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Council: More courts for Southeast?

...hard to swallow." Many Native villages that are trying to set up tribal courts have no state judicial or law-enforcement presence, he said. Tribal courts can save the state money by intervening early in people's problems, he added...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091103/sta_secourts.shtml
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Parnell unveils $11B spending plan

...will be available for those who need it, when it wasn't before. "These were villages that didn't have any law enforcement presence whatsoever," he said. Parnell promised to advance the state's development by building roads to resources and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121610/sta_757472996.shtml
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A closer look at the 2011 state budget

...47 to 86, she said. "The goal is to have a trooper, police officer or VPSO in every community that wants a law enforcement presence," she said. There's also $3.2 million to combat domestic violence and sexual assault, and new efforts...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012011/sta_773012634.shtml
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Poll finds baseline stats for domestic violence in Alaska

...including funding that Parnell said put village public safety officers in communities that did not have any law enforcement presence and what he called greater access to counseling services and shelters for abused women. The governor is seeking...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012511/sta_775819320.shtml
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Attack on new Angoon public safety officer doesn't change his view of Alaska

...Ray said. "And (alcohol) is ruining a lot of people's lives." Angoon had been without a permanent law enforcement presence since February, when the community lost its only police officer. Juneau-based state troopers became the primary...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110304/sta_20041103020.shtml
News
Alaska crime victims isolated

...they can be more reluctant to investigate crimes. They are barred from carrying guns and are usually the only law enforcement presence in their village. A victim's decision to get a restraining order, routine in urban areas, can be a deadly...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110705/sta_20051107008.shtml
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