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How are Alaska State Troopers coping with lower staffing?

An Alaska State Trooper cruiser parked on Nome’s Front Street in January 2015. (Photo by Matthew F. Smith/ KNOM)
An Alaska State Trooper cruiser parked on Nome’s Front Street in January 2015. (Photo by Matthew F. Smith/ KNOM)

The Alaska State Troopers face a dilemma. They take on some of Alaska’s toughest cases and are seeing increased demand. But even as state budget shortfalls have forced  cuts, the agency is struggling to keep the troopers it already has. How are the troopers coping with staffing issues? Will public safety suffer?

HOST: Lori Townsend

GUESTS:

  • Col. Hans Brinke – division director, Alaska State Troopers
  • Sgt. Doug Massie – union president, Department of Public Safety chapter, Public Safety Employees Association

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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Source: pps Alaska

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