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...investigating allegations that a village public safety officer in Kake used a stun gun...government that employs village public safety officers in Kake. It is also investigating the incident.Village public safety officers aren't police or troopers...
Kenai Landing logistics company unveils heliport

...because snow and ice build up is hazardous to walk on and load a patient. Hyde grew up in Bush Alaska and was a village public safety officer and search and rescue coordinator near Bethel and Dillingham prior to launching his company. "Managing safe...
Parnell says serving was honor

...higher expectations for high school students and help transform the education system. He supported hiring more village public safety officers, who serve as first responders in rural communities, though turnover remains high. He made record vetoes...
Parnell, Walker outline views on Alaska Native issues

...way around that fact." Regarding public safety in rural Alaska, Parnell said his commitment to putting village public safety officers in every community that wants them has led to the force being more than double what it was in 2007. He also...
What others say: The village of Tanana needs Alaska's support

...supportive vote by the Tanana City Council.One of the men banished is Arvin Kangas, whose action against a village public safety officer on April 30 led to Sgt. Johnson and trooper Rich being sent to the village, where they were killed. Arvin...
Slain troopers remembered

...Johnson and Rich had flown to Tanana, 130 miles west of Fairbanks, to arrest Kangas' father, Arvin. A village public safety officer had reported that Arvin Kangas had driven without a license and pointed a rifle at him.Johnson and Rich contacted...
Charge: Alaska man, 19, shot troopers from behind

...examiner's office. The procession in Fairbanks accompanied the bodies from the airport to the funeral home.Village public safety officers are unarmed, but a bill passed by lawmakers this year would allow for the arming of the officers, who serve...
2 Alaska State Troopers killed, two men taken into custody, including hunting and fishing for their food. The deaths came the same day the name of Manokotak village public safety officer Thomas Madole was added to the Indian Country Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Artesia, New Mexico. Madole...
House Finance proposes $9.1 billion operating budget

...proposed changes were "manageable."Lawmakers rejected $3.1 million for the proposed addition of 15 new village public safety officers, or VPSOs. In recent years, Parnell has proposed adding 15 new officers a year as a way to help improve...
Conservative approach to state budget warranted obvious cut.Other cuts might not be as obvious or as easy to make. There's been a push to boost the Village Public Safety Officer program, but the committee reasoned that the Department of Public Safety needed to fill open positions before...


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