Tag Archives: Daniel Blizzard

Police chief discusses COVID-19 precautions for Kodiak’s jail

Kodiak’s jail has changed some of its procedures and added precautionary measures to protect inmates and staff from potentially contracting COVID-19. Following Alaska Department of Corrections guidelines, the jail suspended in-person visits last month. Police Chief Tim Putney said staff are monitoring temperatures for inmates who show symptoms or say they are feeling ill, and they’re spacing people out within …

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The Lowdown — Friday, April 10, 2020

On today’s edition of The Lowdown, we hear from law enforcement about changes to the way they are operating to limit exposure between officers and the public. We also talk about how law enforcement is supporting the emergency response activities in Kodiak. Our guests on today’s show are Kodiak Police Chief Tim Putney, Alaska State Trooper Daniel Blizzard and Captain …

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Law enforcement shift protocols to limit exposure between public and personnel

Kodiak’s law enforcement teams have shifted protocols since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tim Putney, chief of Kodiak Police, says they’ve suspended foot patrols and stopped doing traffic stops for minor infractions like a missed turn signal. Officers are also decontaminating patrol cars every time they have to transport someone, and using N-95 masks whenever possible when interacting with …

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