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Captain Andrew Merrill, the state's VPSO commander, speaks with YK Delta VPSOs in regular training. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Captain Andrew Merrill, the state’s VPSO commander, speaks with YK Delta VPSOs in regular training. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Village Public Safety Officers in Western Alaska will be participating in a pilot program that could make them the first VPSOs in the state to carry weapons in their job. Seven experienced officers are in the middle of psychological evaluations right now and are advancing towards training.

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troopers, alaska state troopersAlaska State Troopers say two men were found dead in separate incidents this week in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region. Both appear to be boating-related accidents.
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41 officers went to a village police officer academy in Bethel. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

41 officers went to a village police officer academy in Bethel. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

41 law enforcement officers from across Alaska finished a 14-day intensive academy in Bethel last week.

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