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Angoon to get local law enforcement officer

...public safety officer will be a first responder to emergencies, misdemeanors and felonies, said Valent Maxwell, VPSO coordinator for the Kodiak Area Native Association. Angoon had a village public safety officer briefly last fall, but that...
New class of Village Public Safety Officers graduates

...Clinton O'Malley, and Kake's Scott Jackson and Aaron Loges. "The quality of applicants are getting better," VPSO coordinator for Tlingit Haida Central Council Jason Wilson said. "By the end of March we will have 10 VPSOs...
VPSO Program receives funding

...Community Services & Self-Governance Division's VPSO Coordinator works closely with the local Mayor and City Council...communities to reestablish this vital program," said VPSO Coordinator Jason Wilson. "We look forward to continuing our...
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Village Public Safety Officers train in Juneau

...are first responders... to fires, search and rescue, EMT teams, just about everything in the community," VPSO Coordinator Jason Wilson said. VPSOs do not carry firearms. They do have stun guns, batons, and pepper spray. Cell phones...
State Briefs

...officers employed by the Kodiak Area Native Association will keep their jobs while alternative funding is sought. VPSO coordinator Valerie Pillans said KANA will be able to keep its VPSOs for at least six more months. Pillans said other funding...
Angoon comes close to losing only safety officer

...Basically, if the city doesn't live up to the contract, KANA will pull me out," Hartzell said. Tuesday, KANA's VPSO coordinator Valent Maxwell, flew to Angoon to meet with city officials to work out any disagreements in an attempt to keep Hartzell...
A law officer for every community

...importance of hiring locally, drawing more people like Tobeluk. I applaud the efforts of Alvin Jimmie Sr., the VPSO coordinator for the Association of Village Council Presidents, whom has been able to fill 20 of his 24 positions with Alaska...
Village safety program sees boost in numbers

...Alaska, will get the extra help because it had filled all 19 positions it had been allotted, said Alvin Jimmy, the VPSO coordinator in Bethel. Interest in the program has soared since the pay increased, he said. "I've received numerous calls...
Glenn Godfrey Sr.

...commander. In 1983 he moved to Anchorage, serving on the director's staff. In 1985 then-Lt. Godfrey became the VPSO coordinator for the state, a position he maintained after being promoted to captain in 1987. In 1991 he was promoted to major...


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