Village Public Safety Officers (VPSO)

The Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) program provides rural Alaskan communities with public safety support services.

In communities associated with the program, citizens receive immediate response to emergencies
without delays caused by weather or distance. VPSO work closely with Alaska State Troopers,
and provide emergency medical response, search and rescue operations, fi re prevention and
suppression, disaster preparedness and response, public safety education, and community policing.

A VPSO is generally the first to respond to many calls for help from community members; hence
their motto, “First Responders􀀀Last Frontier”.

VPSO Cpl. Roger Wassillie, Togiak VPSO posing with his USDOJ COPS VPSO equipment used for SAR(Search and Rescue), Fire, EMS and Law Enforcement use while on duty.
Togiak VPSO Cpl. Roger Wassillie posing with his USDOJ COPS VPSO equipment used for SAR (Search and Rescue), Fire, EMS and Law Enforcement use while on duty.

Current Village Public Safety Officers:

  • Aleknagik: AST Coverage
  • Chignik Bay: AST Coverage
  • Chignik Lake: AST Coverage
  • Chignik Lagoon: AST Coverage
  • Clark’s Point: AST Coverage
  • Ekwok: AST Coverage
  • Egegik: AST Coverage
  • Igiugig: AST Coverage
  • Iliamna: AST Coverage
  • Kokhanok: AST Coverage
  • Koliganek: 1st Sgt. Gust Tunguing Jr.
  • Levelock: AST Coverage
  • Manokotak: AST Coverage
  • Newhalen: AST Coverage
  • New Stuyahok: AST Coverage
  • Nondalton: AST Coverage
  • Pedro Bay: AST Coverage
  • Perryville: AST Coverage
  • Pilot Point: Sgt. Byron (Barney) Wise
  • Port Heiden: AST Coverage
  • Togiak: Cpl. Roger Wassillie
  • Twin Hills: AST Coverage
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