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Village officer firearm training could begin soon

ANCHORAGE - Firearm training for Alaska village public safety officers could begin as early as January, an Alaska State Trooper in charge of the program said. A legislative bill recently signed into law by Gov.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-01/village-officer-firearm-training-could-
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Village plans fundraisers for slain state troopers

...shots into the backs of the troopers, according to investigators.Nathanial Kangas was taken into custody by the village officer, but other troopers, including a Special Emergency Response Team, poured in to the village to arrest Arvin Kangas...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-11/village-plans-fundraisers-slain-state-t
State
Slain Alaska troopers remembered in memorial

...shots into the backs of the troopers, according to investigators.Nathanial Kangas was taken into custody by the village officer. But other troopers, including a Special Emergency Response Team, poured in to the village to arrest Arvin Kangas...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-11
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Tanana plans fundraisers for slain state troopers

...shots into the backs of the troopers, according to investigators.Nathanial Kangas was taken into custody by the village officer, but other troopers, including a Special Emergency Response Team, poured in to the village to arrest Arvin Kangas...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-09/tanana-plans-fundraisers-slain-state-tr
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Lawmakers mull arming village officers

Committees in both the House and the Senate centered the legislative discussion Tuesday on rural Alaska and the village public safety officers who strive to maintain order out in the bush. The Senate focus centered on SB98. Sponsored by Sen.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-12/lawmakers-mull-arming-village-officers
State | AK legislature
House committee advances officer firearm bill

...that is statewide data and only included reports from recognized law enforcement officers, which doesn't include village officers.However, the number of felonies and misdemeanors handled by rural courts at Barrow, Bethel, Dillingham, Kotzebue...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-05/house-committee-advances-officer-firear
State | AK legislature
VPSO firearms bill moves in House

...liability issues for the state since it is mostly nonprofit organizations that employ the safety officers.The role of a village officer is seen as a first responder to a village's emergency needs including law enforcement, fire, search and rescue...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-05/vpso-firearms-bill-moves-house
State | AK legislature
Officials eye new ways to add to village safety officers

...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 Department of Public Safety spokeswoman...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-12/officials-eye-new-ways-add-village-safe
State
Villages upset over Murkowski's veto

...troopers to visit remote villages. Village officers are trained by troopers and...crime rates. Blain Garrett, village officer at the Southeast logging community...replace every aspect of the village officers but said rural residents will...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061803/sta_legveto.shtml
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Knowles approves VPSO pay hike

...Alaska," Halford said. The bill is aimed at reducing an annual turnover rate that averages 40 percent. It makes village officers eligible for the state's retirement system and boosts their pay a bit more than 11 percent. VPSOs will take on...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071101/sta_VPSOpayhike.shtml
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