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Review calls for changes in Alaska Department of Corrections

...states.Monegan said he would use the report as a guide for what needs to be addressed.Monegan was fired as Public Safety commissioner in 2008 by then-Gov. Sarah Palin. Critics claim Palin fired him after he refused to dismiss a state trooper...
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Trooper at center of Palin probe loses police certificate

...before she became governor. After her election in 2006, Palin's husband, Todd, and aides pressured her public safety commissioner and others to fire Wooten.Wooten stayed on the job, and Palin fired the commissioner. While she was John...
Pot puppies get pink slip

...un-trained to track one of the litany of drugs they were originally conditioned to sniff out, Department of Public Safety Commissioner Gary Folger said during a House Finance subcommittee meeting Thursday.The Troopers' 10 Belgian malinois...
Nikiski council shows support for police service area is acute. The assembly passed a resolution at the Jan. 20 meeting that requested that Department of Public Safety Commissioner Gary Folger reallocate trooper personnel and put in a trooper post in Nikiski. Ogle said he is hoping to travel...
Assembly to request trooper post in Nikiski

...Gov. Bill Walker to request the Department of Public Safety Commissioner reallocate trooper personnel to serve the Nikiski...residents signed an open letter to the Department of Public Safety Commissioner Gary Folger that requested a trooper station...
What others say: State should revisit, debate strengthening Public Records Act

...organizations made a public records request in 2008 for emails Gov. Sarah Palin sent relating to the dismissal of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan. Despite significant public outcry, the emails weren't released until nearly three years later...
Walker names health, acting Fish and Game commissioners

...named his picks for attorney general and commissioners of Revenue, Natural Resources and Public Safety, with Public Safety Commissioner Gary Folger a holdover from Parnell's administration. The heads of most remaining departments are listed...
Troopers identify victims of helicopter crash

...ownership of a duplicate, at a cost of $3.2 million, in June. It was to have been based in Fairbanks, said Public Safety Commissioner Joseph Master.The troopers were on a mission Saturday to rescue Ober, who called authorities to say he had...
Studded tire deadline extended

...Alaska drivers will be able to drive on all roads with studded tires until May 1, Joseph Masters, department of public safety commissioner, determined in an emergency order issued Tuesday. April 15 is the normal deadline to remove studded tires...
New crime lab a necessity

...streets and providing jobs. This investment in Alaska's safety and security is worth making now. Department of Public Safety Commissioner Joseph Masters has spent 28 years in law enforcement including positions as a Village Police Officer, Village...


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