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Genetic genealogy is a tremendous forensic tool for the Alaska State Troopers to identify both the perpetrators of unsolved homicides and their unidentified victims. As of February 1, 2023, we have used genetic genealogy to help solve four cold cases and to identify three previously unknown victims. We are currently working to identify the remains of nine people and have submitted samples from the remains of 10 unknown people to the Medical Examiner's Office for DNA extraction, with approximately 30 more whose remains may or may not be candidates for DNA identification.
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Lloyd Nakano Appointed State Fire Marshal

February 7, 2023 (ANCHORAGE, AK) – Alaska Department of Public Safety Commissioner James Cockrell has appointed Lloyd Nakanoas the new State Fire Marshal and Director of the Division of Fire... Read More

Department of Public Safety Releases Draft Body Camera Policy

February 1, 2023 (Anchorage, AK) – The Alaska Department of Public Safety has released a draft copy of their body worn camera policy for public feedback. The new policy will govern the use of... Read More

Alaska Law Enforcement Seizes Millions of Doses of Fentanyl in 2022

January 27, 2023 (Anchorage, AK) – The Alaska Department of Public Safety’s Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU) has released its annual drug report highlighting trends in illegal... Read More
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