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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...
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...
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...
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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