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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...
Tlingit, Haida sign agreement with state

...upon 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...
Village officer firearm training could begin soon

ANCHORAGE - Firearm training for Alaska village public safety officers could begin as early as January, an Alaska...the March 2013 fatal shooting of Manokotak Village Public Safety Officer Thomas Madole."Our board very strongly supports...
Kuskokwim ice not thick enough for auto travel

...KYUK reports the river ice is melting enough that conditions could be dangerous for heavy vehicles.Kwethluk village public safety officer Max Olick says the river is not safe enough for autos, and he urged caution when people are traveling.If...
In Alaska village, banishment helps keep peace Tanana began when Arvin Kangas, 58, drove into town without a license and pointed a gun at the unarmed village public safety officer, investigators said. He called Alaska State Troopers, and one day later, on May 1, Sgt. Scott Johnson...
Man enters not guilty pleas in troopers' deaths

...arrest Kangas' father, Arvin, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported ( 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...
Village plans fundraisers for slain state troopers

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

...Johnson and Rich had flown to Tanana, 130 miles west of Fairbanks, to arrest Kangas' father, Arvin. 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...
School aide charged in vandalism case

...near the city's airport, was an abandoned housing facility.Monroe's alleged actions came to light when village public safety officer Joshua Harville began investigating the theft of about $15,000 in tools from the building this week. Harville...
2 names added to New Mexico officers memorial the Indian Country Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Artesia, N.M.Those honored will be Manokotak village public safety officer Thomas Madole and Sgt. Robert Baron of Sandoval County, N.M., according to Alaska State Troopers.Madole...


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