City of Kenai, Alaska

 

 

CITY OF KENAI POLICE DEPARTMENT:

The City of Kenai is located on the east shore of Cook Inlet at the mouth of the Kenai River, positioned midway between Homer and Anchorage. Kenai has a population of 7100, expanding during the summer with tourists and an active commercial fishing industry. The community is also a major base for the oilfield service industry. Kenai encompasses 44 square miles.

 

The Kenai Police Department was formed in 1969 with only three officers. Nineteen officers, eight dispatchers and support personnel currently staff it. During summer months, four seasonal enforcement officers are hired to accommodate the increase in calls for service.

Community programs offered by the KPD include D.A.R.E., Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch and Crime Stoppers.

 

Crime Stoppers

Please click our Crime Stoppers section for a link to "Peninsula Crime Stoppers" where you can submit an anonymous online tip. Peninsula Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information that leads to the arrest of felony suspects.

 

The department stresses training and education of its officers in order to remain responsive to community needs. Officers are required to possess at least an AA degree.


Gus Sandahl, Police Chief
107 South Willow Street
Kenai, Alaska 99611
Phone (907) 283-7879
Fax (907) 283-2267
Email:gsandahl@ci.kenai.ak.us

 

 

Kenai Alaska Police Patch

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MISSION:
Our mission, together with the community of Kenai, is to make our city a place where all people live safely and without fear.

VISION:
The Kenai Police Department has a well-deserved reputation for excellence. We maintain the highest standards of law enforcement ethics and personal integrity. We are committed to the philosophy of community policing and problem solving with those that we serve. We employ both time-tested police methods and innovative approaches in protecting our community. Our communication is direct, open and respectful. We value our unity and our differences, recognizing that there is strength in both. Our commitment to a safe and healthy work environment is shown in high morale, job satisfaction, and continually enhanced performance.

CORE VALUES:
In our individual conduct and in our professional responsibilities we value:

Integrity and ethical conduct without compromise at all times
Courage in meeting all challenges and all adversity at every level of danger with a recognition of the higher standards for which we are accountable.
Respect for the rule of law and the dignity of all human beings
Acceptance of full responsibility and accountability for our actions.
Empathy and compassion for others.
Resolving differences in a mutually supportive and positive way, through open and direct communication.
Equal treatment of all members of the department.
Individual and team effectiveness in solving crime and crime related problems.
Attention to community needs.
Quality training and commitment to personal and professional growth.
Flexibility in adapting to change
A methodical, thorough approach to problem solving.
Responsible management of our resources
Excellence and continuous improvement in all we do.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:


SWORN OPPORTUNITIES:
Those interested in becoming a Kenai Police Officer must be intelligent, exhibit good judgment, and be healthy both physically and emotionally. Kenai Police Officers are confident and often must make quick assessments for sound decisions.  We seek to reflect our community in the quality men and women we employ. The officers of the Kenai Police Department possess a strong sense of community and a service orientation.

CIVILIAN OPPORTUNITIES:
In addition to Police Officers, the Kenai Police Department regularly hires individuals for a wide variety of positions.  Civilian employees provide many of the crucial functions of the department, such as 911 dispatching, administrative and clerical support.  The Department is consistently looking for intelligent, conscientious applicants who possess a wide range of interpersonal and technological skills.

PRESS RELEASE:
Hunters are reminded that shooting is restricted within the city limits of Kenai. Discharging a shotgun only is allowed along the Kenai river tidal flats area, but not within 100 yards of a residential or commercial structure or road. Firearms may also be used within the city limits north of the Kenai Spur Highway from a line in the vicinity of Beaver Creek west to Marathon Road. For further details contact the Kenai Police Department at 283-7879.

 

OFFICERS AND STAFF OF THE KENAI POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHIEF GUS SANDAHL

LIEUTENANT DAVID ROSS

PATROL OFFICERS

SGT. SCOTT MCBRIDE

OFF. JAY SJOGREN

OFF. DAN SMITH

OFF. ALEX PRINS

OFF. TODD HAMILTON

OFF. PAUL CUSHMAN

 

SGT. KELLY GEORGE

OFF. CASEY HERSHBERGER
OFF. TREVOR MILLER
OFF. LEVI RUSSELL

OFF. JAYMS HARRIS

OFF. MORGAN EZELL

OFF. MEGAN WILLIAMS

OFF. RYAN GRIMM

OFF. SARAH HERRIN

 

 

UNIFORMED INVESTIGATIONS
INV. JEFF WHANNELL


DISPATCH
MICHAEL NUSBAUM, SUPERVISOR
NANCY WILES
GREG BECKMAN
STACEY DAY

DANIELLE BRAUN

LISA LINEGAR

JESSICA CLINE

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
EVIDENCE CUSTODIAN


KELLY HOLT

INVESTIGATIONS SERGEANT

SGT. BEN LANGHAM

 

Kenai Police Department Frequently Asked Questions

Report Request Form

ATV-Off Road Flier Informational Flyer

Firearm Discharge In City Limits Map

 


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