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New VPSO trades in Hawaiian sandals for Alaskan Xtratufs

...warm oceans. I am an ocean type of guy." Morrison was class valedictorian of last week's graduation of 38 new Village Police Officers (VPOs), Tribal Police Officers (TPOs) and Village Public Safety Officers (VPSOs) from VPO Academy...
Ex-officer charged with bootlegging

ANCHORAGE - A former Noorvik village police officer was arrested last week on bootlegging to pay for the alcohol. Outwater, 41, was a village police officer between April 2006 and December 2007. His...
Spay and neuter campaign targets rural dog numbers

...places where veterinary care is lacking.Last year, the health corporation investigated 73 bites in western Alaska. Village police kill countless stray dogs each year.Alaska Native Rural Veterinary Inc. covers travel and other costs for the spay-and-neuter...
Groups discuss safety of Alaskan women

...supporting us in a way that we need," she said. "The other issue is that we're not getting adequate funding for the village police officers and the advocates."Dr. Malia Villegas, the director of the NCAI Policy Research Center, said the NCAI's...
Preliminary report released in plane crash that killed 4

...reported position on Hageland Aviation's flight-following software and launched a search.Alaska State Troopers, village police and a local search and rescue team began searching by snowmobile, car and truck but were hampered by fog. Additional...
State Briefs

Ambler man dies after scuffling with VPO AMBLER - An Ambler man died Tuesday after scuffling with the village police officer who was responding to a domestic violence call. VPO Brian Jones called state troopers in Kotzebue to tell them he'd...
Adjusting to loss of village policeman

ANGOON - Alaska State Trooper Mark Granda switched on the citizen band radio in the village police car, as he continued to drive on the empty tree-lined road. "If something happened, I couldn't call for backup," he said...
Cleanup begins in Hooper Bay

...Smart was asleep when her sister jolted her awake with the news that the old elementary school was on fire. Soon village police were knocking on the door, telling them it was too dangerous to stay. Sound off on the important issues at Smart...
Northwest Digest

...Tununak teenagers are accused of firing a shotgun around the village while intoxicated and pointing it at people. Village police officer Richard Lincoln and others wrestled Edward Moses and Clarence James into submission Wednesday night and took...
Gasoline theft leads to Gambell fire

...gasoline in Gambell last week lit a fire that burned a four-wheeler and threatened the community's fuel supply. Village police were able to extinguish the flames before they reached 55-gallon fuel barrels and 13 3,000-gallon fuel tanks...


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