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For Quinhagak tribal officers, law enforcement training means feeling prepared for a job they were already doing

Quinhagak officers are on call 24/7, yet they’re only paid for 40 hours a week at $15 an hour. When asked how rural Alaska can increase law enforcement, each officer had the same answer: Pay us more.

Justice Dept. pledges $10.5M in emergency funds for public safety

U.S. Attorney General William Barr declared a law enforcement emergency in Alaska on June 28. The announcement follows a visit to the state where he saw firsthand how many rural communities have little-to-no public safety presence.

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