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Thanksgiving Enforcement Results

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – The Alaska State Troopers completed its focused enforcement for the Thanksgiving Holiday. 
 
For period 11/22/2017 thru 11/27/2017:

- 19 misdemeanor DUI arrests, 0 felony DUI Arrests
- 5 drivers charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license
- 17
REDDIs reported with 5 drivers contacted and ultimately determined not to be DUI
- 48
damage only crashes 3 injury crashes and 0 fatal collision were investigated by troopers
- Of the 301
citations issued, 105 were issued for speeding and 6 issued for seatbelt or other occupant restraint violations

Troopers encourage everyone to Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately by calling 9-1-1.

 

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Thanksgiving Holiday Enforcement

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – The Alaska State Troopers will be conducting focused traffic enforcement efforts to ensure the safety of Alaskans celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday. While patrols will concentrate on deterring impaired drivers, troopers will also watch for speeding, aggressive driving, and distracted driving. The intention of the focused enforcement is to bring the number of major-injury or fatal collisions on Alaska’s roads down to zero.
 
Regardless of what your ultimate plans are for Thanksgiving, Troopers encourage you to always practice safe driving behaviors on the roads while traveling to and from your destination. The best way to ensure your safety this Thanksgiving holiday season is to have a sober driver and a plan to get home safe, (which includes wearing your seatbelt).
 
Troopers encourage everyone to Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately by calling 9‐1‐1.
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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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