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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...
House committee unveils operating budget

...chaired the Public Safety subcommittee. The Department of Public Safety has said 92 of the 116 authorized village public safety officer positions are currently filled.
Man dies after being struck by pickup truck in Napakiak

...centerline shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday. The truck hit Parka, who died at the scene, troopers said. A village public safety officer detained Andrew, 36, until troopers from Bethel arrived. Andrew, of Napakiak, was arrested and charged...
Former village police officer charged in Stebbins shooting

...police officer, a person hired by the village for law enforcement duties. The position is different from a village public safety officer, who receives training through the state Department of Public Safety. Troopers already had taken into custody...
Harrington named new trooper commander for Western Alaska

...of the Mat-Su Drug Unit for three years. Harrington came to ''C'' Detachment in 1996 to oversee the Village Public Safety Officer training program. As a sergeant, Harrington served as supervisor of the trooper post in Nome. He was promoted...
Ekwok flooding forces residents from homes, destroys smokehouses and fish-drying racks

...a half of water and moved the power plant building a half-foot from its foundation, said Robert Brown, village public safety officer and part-time city administrator. Power was being supplied Tuesday by a backup power plant on higher ground...
New crime lab a necessity

...Commissioner Joseph Masters has spent 28 years in law enforcement including positions as a Village Police Officer, Village Public Safety Officer, Municipal Police Officer and Alaska State Trooper.
Patti Godfrey recovering from gunshot wounds

...the troopers in 1970 and was post commander in Bethel where he was instrumental in establishing the current Village Public Safety Officer program. Godfrey retired after 32 years with the Department of Public Safety to accept a position with Koniag...
VPSO candidates difficult to find

...potential for advancement. Current Alaska Public Safety Commissioner Joseph A. Masters started his career as a Village Public Safety Officer, Knopke said. In general, Knopke said, TCC "champions" trying to recruit candidates from within a village...
Peninsula People

...Homer was honored as Court Service Officer of the year, and Seraphim Meganack of Port Graham was honored as Village Public Safety Officer of the year. Births Sherri (Hanson) and Dale Baktuit of Kenai announce the birth of their daughter Sarah...


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