A study published in 2020 found trooper posts around Kotzebue, Nome, Bethel, Dillingham and Kodiak were, together, understaffed by about 22%.
8 months later, family of Kodiak man killed at naval base is still seeking answers
The family says they’re willing to accept the truth, however unpleasant — but they want to know what happened that night.
Juneau man’s arrest raises questions about racial profiling
During an assembly meeting on race and policing, a Juneau resident said he was mistaken for another man with a Spanish name.
Police across Southeast Alaska are defining and using force differently
How force is reported also varies by department. Some require a police officer to report the threat of force — such as if they unholster their gun and point it at someone. Others only consider actual physical force used.
New Juneau officers bring diversity, depth to police department
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.