Tag Archives: KPD

School Superintendent Talks Growing Preschool and Lockdown

The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education. (Photo by Kayla Desroches/KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education touched on school issues across the island, from special education to the recent lockdown, at its regular meeting last night. During his report, school district superintendent Larry LeDoux said student enrollment is down overall, which also ... Read More »

KPD Identifies Source of School Threat

Kodiak Police Department vehicles in front of Kodiak High School. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Police Department put the middle school and high school on lockdown this morning due a possible threat of violence. According to Police Chief Ronda Wallace, they were investigating a statement a substitute teacher overheard. “Something to the effect of ‘I’m ... Read More »

KPD Locks Down Schools, Public Buildings

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Police Department sent out an advisory message this morning at around 9:20 a.m. reporting that the middle school and high school were on lockdown status. KPD has since called off the lockdown and found there was no threat. The original message cautioned people to remain away from the area and stated information is limited. Subsequent alerts ... Read More »

Lawyer Speaks on Use of Body Cams in Light of KPD Decision to Reinstate Program

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Police Department recently reinstated its Body-Worn Camera Program with a new and improved model. Last December, KPD Chief Ronda Wallace notified her employees that the program would be suspended – not long after the city was forced to surrender a body-cam video under court order. The video in question recorded the events of Sept. 16, 2015, ... Read More »

Mayor Seeks Answers to KPD Body-Cam Policy Change

As KMXT reported last week, the Kodiak Police Department has discontinued the use of video cameras attached to officers’ uniforms. That was confirmed in an e-mail from Chief Ronda Wallace. Mayor Pat Branson, who was out of state last week, said the move was a surprise to her and the city council. “Well, it’s an administrative and police policy. The ... Read More »

Police Seek Public’s Help in Solving Arson

Brianna Gibbs/KMXT Last Wednesday, the ice rink at Baranof Park went up in flames, severely damaging the interior of the rink and south facing wall. The Kodiak Police Department is still investigating the fire, which was determined to be an act of arson, but is asking community members to help in the process. Someone out there knows who did this, ... Read More »

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