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DPS Academy Graduation ALET 1702

A class of 24, including three state troopers, two wildlife troopers and two Village Public Safety Officers, graduated from the Public Safety Training Academy in Sitka on 11/9/2017. The 1 p.m. graduation ceremony at the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Tribal Community House concludes Alaska Law Enforcement Training (ALET) Session No. 1702.  To get to this point, the 24 law enforcement students from around the state went through 1009 hours of training in the 15-week basic ALET.  The training incorporates intensive instruction in law enforcement-related topics, physical fitness and many scenario-based exercises – all designed to prepare entry level police officers, Village Public Safety Officers and troopers for a successful career in Alaska law enforcement.
The graduates are:
Beza Manuel Fairbanks Police Department
Brown John VPSO – Central Council Tlingit & Haida
Brubeck Clinton Fairbanks Police Department
Burgin Spencer Seward Police
Corino Scott Alaska State Trooper
Ford Jack Sitka Police Department
Franklin Nicholas Kenai Police Department
Freeberg Kyle Alaska Wildlife Trooper
Glodowski Cameron Fairbanks Airport Police & Fire
Harrison Kelcey Alaska State Trooper
Heusser Austin Soldotna Police Department
Humphreys Samuel Sitka Police Department
Lloyd Caleb Alaska State Trooper
McCrimmon Heath Fairbanks Airport Police & Fire
Nolywaika Olivia Alaska Wildlife Trooper
Oulton Martin Bethel Police Department
Pace Jason Fairbanks Police Department
Reed Alexander Valdez Police
Schooler Robert Fairbanks Airport Police & Fire
Shawgo Michael Bethel Police Department
Stratton Robert Anchorage Airport Police & Fire
Wagner Josh VPSO – Bristol Bay Native Association
White Adam Anchorage Airport Police & Fire
White Philip Anchorage Airport Police & Fire
After graduation, the five Alaska State Trooper recruits continue their training at the academy for an additional three weeks. This training session is often referred to as Trooper Basic. The trooper recruits receive more tailored and advanced training during this session in fish and wildlife investigations, boating safety, survival, commercial fisheries enforcement, media relations, critical stress management, patrol rifle training and search and rescue. They are also exposed to additional scenario-based training events.
Upon completion of Trooper Basic, trooper recruits will move to their first duty assignment in either Fairbanks, Soldotna or the Mat-Su Valley and begin a 12-week Field Training and Evaluation Program. All trooper recruits are expected to develop to the point of being able to perform all law enforcement functions independently and if successful, will be promoted to trooper upon the successful completion of their probationary period, generally 12 months from the start of the academy.
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DUI Enforcement Stats

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – The Alaska State Troopers completed its special DUI overtime enforcement patrols for the Halloween celebrations. 
From the time period of Oct. 27 – thru Nov. 1 Troopers contacts included:
- 10 misdemeanor DUI arrests, 1 felony DUI Arrests
- 6 drivers charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license.
- 24 REDDIs reported with 4 drivers contacted and ultimately determined not to be DUI      
- 48 damage only crashes 3 injury crashes and 1 fatal collision were investigated by troopers
- Of the 327 citations issued, 133 were issued for speeding and 3 issued for seatbelt or other occupant restraint violations
Troopers also encourage everyone to Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately by calling 9-1-1. Funding for the focused enforcement is coordinated through the Alaska Office of Highway Safety.
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Mat-Su Narcotics Unit Presented Denali Award

(Anchorage, AK) – On Oct. 17, 2017, a four member unit within the Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit was presented with the Exceptional Performance Team Award from Alaska Governor Bill Walker at the State of Alaska Crime Detection Laboratory in Anchorage. Sergeant Patrick Nelson, Investigator Shayne Calt, Investigator Andrew Ballesteros, and Criminal Justice Technician Mary Lou Patience make up the Mat-Su Narcotics Unit gathering intelligence in drug related crimes, detecting criminal activity, deterring future criminal activity through education and imposition of consequences via the appropriate criminal justice remedy throughout southcentral Alaska.

Through dedication, professionalism and ingenuity, the Mat-Su Narcotics Unit has brought to bear their talents, energy and attributes as a collaborative and cooperative force for the good of the Department of Public Safety and the State’s residents. Their efforts have resulted in some of the largest drug seizures and highest profile offender arrests in some of the most difficult and complex cases in Alaska’s history. As a result of their efforts, they have made their community safer and positively impacted a number of individuals.

The Mat-Su Narcotics Team has continually fostered partnerships with local and Federal agencies creating a force multiplying effect in their relentless pursuit of justice with the hope of eradicating illicit drug trafficking and traffickers that prey on our citizens.



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