A serious malfunction at the new Kodiak police station took key systems offline for about 40 minutes Friday morning. The 911 system was knocked out after computers, telephones and communication systems described by police in an email as "critical communications systems" went offline.
Police say that during the failure 911 calls didn’t go through and it wasn’t clear if they were rerouted. Details such as the specific time of the event weren’t provided and Police Chief T.C. Kamai wasn’t immediately available for comment.
But in a statement broadcast by email, the police department said its staff is investigating the reason for the outage and working to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Police transferred all operations to the new $23 million facility on Mill Bay Road earlier this year. It’s not clear what will be done with the former downtown police station and jail that’s been shuttered since February.