Research says adding officers typically has no detectable effect on crime rates. Rather, it has more of an impact on training, shift relief and responding to other non-crime-related calls in the community.
Juneau Police Department officials say an electronic reporting system allows stores and investigators to track items. The ordinance also acts as a deterrent for anyone trying to sell stolen property.
Five officers are currently testing the new body cameras that could be worn by all patrol officers by middle of 2018.
The Year of Kindness challenge includes performing one act of kindness each day and performing one act of kindness each week for someone outside your usual circle.