John Glass steadies Public Safety in Palin-Monegan-Kopp storm

While the Palin Administration looks for a new commissioner to head up the department of Public Safety, the current interim commissioner, John Glass is quietly leading the department. Glass was made acting commissioner after the turmoil that resulted from former commissioner Walt Monegan’s firing and then the quick resignation of Palin’s choice for the next commissioner Charles Kopp. Kopp quickly resigned because of a sexual harassment complaint that was filed against him more than 2 years ago in Kenai became public.

Commissioner Glass has been with the Alaska State Troopers since 1973. He started his career in Ketchikan. He says the recent shakeup at the department has been tough on morale, but public safety professionals are good at recovering from stress.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

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