Rep. Tuck’s October 25th Newsletter: My Ride Along with the APD

Before heading to Juneau for this special session on crime, I wanted to experience first-hand what it’s like to have boots on the ground in Anchorage’s streets, working to protect the public safety. It is important to learn from our front-line officers who are burdened with the additional responsibility as a result of the recent uptick in crime.

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Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: Alaska’s Economy and Public Safety Update

The holiday season is approaching and the next legislative session begins just after the New Year. We remain focused on Alaska’s economy and the need for a responsible action plan for Alaska. The news from the Department of Labor that Alaska is in a recession, reported throughout the new media, highlights the need to work together for what is best for Alaska.

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Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: Public Safety Concerns

With some of the recent reports of crime in Anchorage, the community is concerned about public safety in our neighborhoods. In this newsletter, we have compiled a number​ of useful resources to keep you informed of public safety incidents, aware of ways to report crime, and involved in achieving better safety outcomes in your area.

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Note from Rep. Gara: Safer Streets, Better Schools

We have all been shaken by a crime spree that has made many people feel unsafe across Anchorage. The same holds true for many communities across Alaska. While police protection is largely a city issue, and I believe the Mayor wants to address the issue, there is a state role for state legislators too. I was not, and am not, happy with legislation passed last year by conservative leaders that massively cut the amount of help communities receive from the state for things like police and firefighters. Public safety isn’t free, and I voted against that legislation, which will cut the help Anchorage receives for these basic services by roughly 67%, or $9 million over two years.

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Rep. Spohnholz’s Newsletter: Public Safety

I have heard from many community members about public safety concerns in their neighborhoods. There has been an increase in crime in Anchorage which the Anchorage Police Department is responding to with three new training academies this year to get new recruits out on to the street.

In the meantime, I want to share some resources you can use to take action in your own neighborhood.

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Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: Police Ride Along, RCA Report, Community Events

Happy Friday! Last Friday, I spent the evening and the night with the Anchorage Police Department, learning what it’s like to be a police officer in Anchorage. Thank you to all the men and women who serve in our community’s police force!

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