law enforcement

Alaska State Troopers flank the casket of Kenai Police Officer John Watson during a memorial service on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003 in Kenai, Alaska. (Joseph Robertia/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai marks 20 years since death of police officer killed in the line of duty

Police Officer John Watson was killed while responding to a domestic violence call on Christmas Day


Soldotna Police Chief Gene Meek, left, presents Officer David Bower with a Lifesaver Award during a Soldotna City Council meeting on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna police officer recognized for lifesaving actions

Police Chief Gene Meek presented Bower with a “Lifesaver Award” during Wednesday’s meeting of the Soldotna City Council


Meth, heroin and marijuana top peninsula illicit drug seizures

Peninsula police departments confiscated about $150,000 in illegal drugs — the majority heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana — in 2017, according to a new Alaska State… Continue reading


Soldotna women accused of charging thousands on stolen credit cards arrested for forgery, theft in separate case

Three Soldotna women are facing 153 criminal counts for allegedly stealing credit cards, forging and stealing checks and illegally opening mail earlier this year. Bridget… Continue reading

State rebrands in an effort to recruit more troopers

Alaska needs more troopers, and public safety officials are ramping up efforts to fill the positions. On Wednesday, Alaska State Troopers unveiled a new logo… Continue reading