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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 18. Health, Safety, and Housing
- Chapter 65. Police Protection
- Section 670. Village Public Safety Officers Program.
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. Regional Public Safety Officers.
AS 18.65.670. Village Public Safety Officers Program.
- (a) There is created in the Department of Public Safety a village public safety officer program to assist local
governments and villages through nonprofit regional corporations to appoint, train, supervise, and retain persons to
serve as village public safety officers to administer functions relative to
- (1) the protection of life and property in rural areas of the state; and
- (2) providing probation and parole supervision to persons under supervision by communicating with and monitoring the
activities and progress of these persons at the direction of probation and parole officers.
- (b) With funds appropriated for that purpose, the commissioner of public safety shall provide grants to nonprofit regional
corporations for village public safety officers. The commissioner of public safety shall coordinate with the
commissioner of corrections when providing grants under this section, and the commissioners shall jointly execute an
agreement with the nonprofit regional corporations.
- (c) The commissioner of public safety may adopt regulations related to village public safety officers, including minimum
standards and training, criteria for community or corporation participation, and the interaction between the Department
of Public Safety and village public safety officers. The commissioner of corrections may adopt regulations related to
the functions of village public safety officers providing probation and parole supervision.
- (d) [Repealed, Sec. 30 ch 92 SLA 2004].
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