OF KENAI POLICE DEPARTMENT:
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.
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.,
Watch, Business Watch and Crime
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
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together with the community of Kenai, is to make our city a place where
all people live safely and without fear.
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.
In our individual conduct and in our professional responsibilities we
Integrity and ethical conduct
without compromise at all times
in meeting all challenges and all adversity at every level of danger with
a recognition of the higher standards for which we are accountable.
for the rule of law and the dignity of all human beings
of full responsibility and accountability for our actions.
and compassion for others.
differences in a mutually supportive and positive way, through open and
treatment of all members of the department.
and team effectiveness in solving crime and crime related problems.
to community needs.
training and commitment to personal and professional growth.
in adapting to change
methodical, thorough approach to problem solving.
management of our resources
and continuous improvement in all we do.
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.
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
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
OFF. JAY SJOGREN
OFF. DAN SMITH
SGT. KELLY GEORGE
OFF. CASEY HERSHBERGER
OFF. TREVOR MILLER
OFF. LEVI RUSSELL
OFF. JAYMS HARRIS
OFF. SARAH HERRIN
INV. JEFF WHANNELL
MICHAEL NUSBAUM, SUPERVISOR
SGT. BEN LANGHAM
Kenai Police Department
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