Alaska’s budget woes and the effects on public safety

Budget cuts are creating stress for communities trying to keep their citizens safe with fewer dollars for law enforcement. In a state with staggering statistics for violence and sexual assault, how can municipalities, cities, and villages keep the peace amid jail closures, fewer troopers and local police.

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HOST: Lori Townsend

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  • James Cockrell, director, Alaska State Troopers
  • Ethan Berkowitz, mayor, Municipality of Anchorage
  • Captain Andrew Merrill, Alaska State Troopers

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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at ltownsend@alaskapublic.org or call 907-350-2058.

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