Fairbanks Police Department

Alaska Department of Corrections

Alaska State Troopers say they’ve charged several inmates at Fairbanks Correctional Center with rioting and assault for their roles in a disturbance at the jail Thursday that led to a lockdown and street closure.

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The Fairbanks Police department remains understaffed, despite a recently approved hiring bonus. Police Chief Eric Jewkes told City Council members this week the substandard pay is driving high turnover and making recruiting difficult. And while a new labor contract is being contested in court, Jewkes says the short-staffed department must deal with a spike in violent crime.


There was a funeral service in the village of Northway today (Fri) for a man shot by police in Fairbanks earlier this month. Twenty one year old Mathew Colton Stover of Northway died in a confrontation with FPD officers in a field next to Fairbanks Correctional Center on June 19th. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, questions remain about Stover’s motivation and what happened with police.

Fallen Officer Honored

Nov 7, 2016
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A memorial service for fallen Fairbanks police Sargent Allen Brandt was held Sunday. KUAC's Dan Bross reports.

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Fairbanks’s mayor and police chief rolled out a new approach to law enforcement last night. The community policing program is getting started in crime-plagued South Fairbanks.


Alaska State Troopers

UPDATE: Alaska State Troopers arrested a fugitive in downtown Fairbanks yesterday.


Anchroage, AK - Fairbanks City Mayor John Eberhart addressed close to 3000 people Thursday during the opening remarks at this year’s Alaska Federation of Natives Convention.

 

This year’s theme is ‘Rise as One.’ Eberhart offered his opinion on what that might mean.

 

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A long standoff between police and an armed man in Fairbanks ended with the suspect being taken into custody alive yesterday afternoon. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

A new agreement narrowly approved Monday by the Fairbanks City Council will reduce overtime and give the city’s police officers and dispatchers a break on health insurance costs.

Fairbanks, AK - Fairbanks Police are looking for a man who slipped arrest and stole a patrol vehicle.  Lieutenant Matt Soden says Julius Chambers escaped after being taken into custody at a 29th Avenue residence, where police had responded to a disturbance call. Lieutenant Soden says Chambers, among several people at the residence, was already wanted for a probation violation for an earlier assault conviction and was placed under arrest.