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Prosecutor: Worker discussed having inmates kill husband

...had been reduced from more than 800 earlier in the week to more than 600 Wednesday. In Dannemora, the heavy law enforcement presence prevalent for more than a week all but disappeared by Tuesday, and roadblocks surrounding the town were gone...
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A law officer for every community

...need to have some type of law enforcement presence in the community. Alaska...goal to have a meaningful law enforcement presence in rural Alaska. We are...purpose of standing up a law enforcement presence in every community is to...
Parnell calls for more law presence in villages

...Gov. Sean Parnell is calling for a greater law enforcement presence in rural Alaska. Parnell spoke Tuesday in Bethel...He said he wants a greater and more meaningful law enforcement presence in the villages, where only 52 of the 71 funded...
VPSO who Tased Kake kids will not be charged

...raised voices, went outside to investigate and found out what happened.Kake's two VPSOs provide the only law enforcement presence in the village, located about 100 miles south of Juneau. The town police department closed in 2009 as Kake's...
Parnell: Alaskans have never been so well-positioned 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...
Commissioner: Rural police program improving

...remains to better serve villages across the state, Masters told lawmakers at a hearing that 90 villages have no law enforcement presence at all, relying solely on state troopers based far away. Of 71 funded positions in the Village Public Safety...
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...
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...
Native women face high sex assault rates

...defined and public safety agencies are severely underfunded, the report said. In Alaska, there is little or no law enforcement presence in dozens of Native communities that lie far from any road system. Most villages can be reached only by air...
Parnell wants hold-the-line operating budget

...For example, Parnell wants to see a continuation of hiring new village public safety officers to bolster the law enforcement presence in parts of rural Alaska. He did not offer more specifics. "Am I ready to make a big budget announcement...


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