Combating Anchorage’s Violent Crime Spike

Anchorage Assembly member Paul Honeman (left) and Anchorage Police Department Chief Mark Mew (right) talk with Zachariah Hughes (center) on Alaska Edition. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN, Anchorage)
Anchorage Assembly member Paul Honeman (left) and Anchorage Police Department Chief Mark Mew (right) talk with Zachariah Hughes (center) on Alaska Edition. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN, Anchorage)

A recent uptick in deadly shooting incidents and assaults in Anchorage have police and public safety advocates sprinting to organize a response to curb the violent trend. The Anchorage Police Department is organizing a task-force to tackle the problem, but what can communities do to help remedy the problem?

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HOST: Zachariah Hughes

GUESTS:

  • Mark Mew, chief, Anchorage Police Department
  • Paul Honeman, member, Anchorage Assembly

KSKA (FM 91.1) BROADCAST: Friday, February 6 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 7 at 6:00 p.m.

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