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Trial set for man charged in deaths of troopers

...has been charged with misdemeanor assault in another case for allegedly threatening Tanana's unarmed village public safety officer on April 30. That incident is what brought Rich and Johnson from Fairbanks.Both Nathanial and Arvin Kangas have...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-11/trial-set-man-charged-deaths-troopers
State
Manokotak man convicted of killing VPSO

FAIARBANKS - A Manokotak (man-oh-KOH'-tak) man has been convicted of killing a village public safety officer in 2013.KTVF-TV reported a Dillingham jury late Tuesday afternoon convicted 44-year-old Leroy Dick Jr. of first-degree...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-12/manokotak-man-convicted-killing-vpso
State
Parnell, Walker outline Native views

...around that fact."Regarding public safety in rural Alaska, Parnell said his commitment to putting village public safety officers in every community that wants them has led to the force being more than double what it was in 2007. He also noted...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-26/parnell-walker-outline-native-views
State
Kasaan's West named VPSO of the year

In rural Alaska, it's not uncommon for one person - the Village Public Safety Officer - to handle law enforcement and emergency medical services, serve as fire chief or, when needed, help raise a totem pole. Kasaan's...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-29/kasaans-west-named-vpso-year
Local
Village officer firearm training could begin soon

...training for Alaska village public safety officers could begin as early as January...quarterly meeting with village public safety officer contractors, Wallner said...shooting of Manokotak Village Public Safety Officer Thomas Madole."Our board...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-01/village-officer-firearm-training-could-
State
Tlingit, Haida sign agreement with state

...already existing relationships in areas of family and social services and public safety, including the Village Public Safety Officer program (which is run by CCTHITA in Southeast Alaska), Temporary Aid for Needy Families and children's services...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-27/tlingit-haida-sign-agreement-state
Local
The full force of the law

...canceled flights can delay Alaska State Troopers from responding to dire situations, situations that village public safety officers can only have so much control over, says Jason Wilson, the VPSO manager at Tlingit-Haida Central Council...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-01-29/full-force-law
Local | AK legislature
In Alaska village, banishment helps keep peace

...authority over law enforcement, beyond an unarmed public safety officer, Kendall-Miller said. State troopers are flown...license and pointed a gun at the unarmed village public safety officer, investigators said. He called Alaska State Troopers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-20/alaska-village-banishment-helps-keep-pe
State
Man enters not guilty pleas in troopers' deaths

...Kangas' father, Arvin, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported (http://is.gd/n61DF4). A village public safety officer had reported that Arvin Kangas had driven without a license and pointed a rifle at him.Johnson and Rich contacted...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-15/man-enters-not-guilty-pleas-troopers-de
State
Village plans fundraisers for slain state troopers

...Kangas' father. A village public safety officer had reported that Arvin Kangas...rotation of troopers and village public safety officers. Many of the 240 residents...James Hoelscher, a village public safety officer from Hooper Bay, flew in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-11/village-plans-fundraisers-slain-state-t
State

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