Mayors task force wraps up work

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) After five months of work the Juneau Public Safety Task Force is ready to make recommendations.

    The public safety committee made recommendations for more effective drug treatment, better retention and recruitment of police
    officers, a probation officer for misdemeanors and more prosecutors in a report they will send to the CBJ Assembly.

    Chairman Jerry Nankervis said finding cops will likely be a problem going forward for Juneau and other communities, "That is a real complicated issue.  We spent quite a bit of time talking about it.  We will encourage the police and the city to expand recruitment and retention of officers."

    The report also suggests a pilot program of video surveillance cameras in high crime areas.

    It also recommends the Assembly hire a contractor to conduct an analysis on service gaps in substance abuse and treatment programs.


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