Kotzebue Police Department

  • Agency: Kotzebue Police Department
  • Address: 258-B Third Avenue, Kotzebue, 99752 AK
  • Chief: Craig B Moates (Chief of Police)
Phone: 907 442-3351
Fax:

Kotzebue Police Department is located at 258-B Third Avenue, Kotzebue, 99752 AK. The Chief of Police of the department is Craig B Moates. The Kotzebue Police Department phone number is 907 442-3351.

Kotzebue Police Department News

There will be a veterinary clinic in town on 6 - 8 September. There are still available appointments. The clinic will offer spray and neutering surgery, well-dog exams, health certificates, microchip identification and vaccinations. Call Judy at 995-4763 to set an appointment.

The Kotzebue Police Department administrative offices will be closed on Monday for Labor Day. Chief Thomas Milliette, along with the men and women of the Kotzebue Police Department and Regional Jail wish everyone a safe and happy three-day weekend.

The police department administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday for the July 4th holiday. Acting Chief Joseph Linger and the men & women of the Kotzebue Police Department and Regional Jail wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day!

Today, (29 June) was Chief Eric Swisher's retirement party and last day leading the Kotzebue Police Department and Regional Jail. Chief Swisher worked for the police department for 23-years. He started as a patrol officer and advanced through every rank the agency has; investigator, sergeant, lieutenant, captain and finally as chief of police. The police department was formed in 1969 and Chief Swisher is just the sixth police officer to retire from the department in 49 years.

The police department administrative offices will be closed for Memorial Day. We will open as usual on Tuesday. Chief Eric Swisher and the men & women of the Kotzebue Police Department and Regional Jail wish everyone a happy and safe holiday.

Currently, GCI cell telephones are unable to call landlines, (including the 911 system) and landlines are unable to call GCI cell telephones.

The Kotzebue Police Department located the missing/runaway teen tonight due to all of the people that responded to our Facebook post. We could not have done it without you. The police department sincerely thanks everyone that called the police department with information on the missing juvenile or shared the post with others on their news feed. She has been returned safely to her house.

***NOTICE*** Cell telephone calls to 442 numbers & the E-911 system are not currently working. You can still call 442 numbers and E-911 by using a landline telephone number.

Winter Weather Advisory The National Weather Service has placed Kotzebue, and the surrounding area, under a Winter Weather Advisory from today, 30 March at 4pm until Saturday, 31 March at 6am. The weather service predicts that we will receive from one to three inches of new snow, with wind gusts as high as 30 miles per hour. The weather service warns that this storm could make travel difficult.

The Kotzebue Police Department administrative offices will be closed on Monday, 26 March 2018, in honor of Seward Day. We will open as usual on Tuesday. The holiday honors former Secretary of State William Seward who made the Alaska Purchase on 30 March 1867. Originally called "Seward's Folly" he purchased the future state for seven million dollars, (or approximately two cents an acre) from Russia.

The National Weather Service has placed Kotzebue, and the surrounding area, under a Winter Storm Warning from now, 21 March, until Thursday, 22 March, at 4pm. The weather service is predicting that the Kotzebue area will receive blizzard conditions, with three inches of additional snow and winds gusting to 40-miles per hour. We are expecting for the winds to steadily increase this evening, which will drop visibility to near zero making traffic very hazardous or impossible.

Spring Forward: don't forget to set all your clocks ahead one hour tonight.

The National Weather Service has placed Kotzebue, and the surrounding area, under a Winter Weather Warning from today, Wednesday, 6 March, at 6pm until Thursday, 7 March, at noon. The weather service predicts the city will receive one to three additional inches of snow with 55 mile per hour winds.

The National Weather Service has placed Kotzebue, and the surrounding area, under a Winter Storm Watch on Sunday, 4 March 2018, after noon until Monday, 5 March 2018, at noon. The weather service predicts that we will receive four to six inches of additional snow with winds gusting as high as 35 miles per hour. The weather service warns that travel will be very difficult to impossible during this event.

The National Weather Service has changed the Winter Weather Warning to a Blizzard Warning and extended the time of the warning for Kotzebue, and the surrounding area. The weather service has placed the city under the Blizzard Warning from Thursday, 1 March 2018, at 6am, until Friday, 2 March 2018, at 6AM. They predict that we will receive up to an additional two inches of snow with winds gusting to 60-miles per hour. The weather service warned that this storm will cause whiteout conditions with severe drifting of snow. They state that travel will be very dangerous to impossible.

.The National Weather Service has placed Kotzebue, and the surrounding area, under a Winter Storm Watch from Thursday, 1 March 2018 at 3pm until 2 March 2018 at 3pm. The weather service is predicting that we will receive up to four inches of additional snow with wind gusts as high as 60-miles per hour during this storm. The weather service states that we should expect heavy snow during this alert, with high winds, which will make travel difficult.

***WIRELESS SERVICE OUTAGE*** GCI has informed the police department that there will be a wireless service outage, including the ability to call 911 on cell telephones, tonight, (Wednesday) 28 February 2018, between 2am and 5am in the Kotzebue and Noatak areas because of maintenance issues.

Kotzebue, and the surrounding area, are under a Blizzard warning until 3pm today. The National Weather service predicts that the area will receive additional snow along with 50 mile per hours winds which will cause white-out conditions and significant drifting of snow. Travel will be very dangerous to impossible.

The National Weather Service has placed Kotzebue, and the surrounding area, under a Winter Weather Advisory from Monday, 26 February, at 6pm until Tuesday, 27 February, at noon. The weather service is predicting an inch of snow with winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour, which will cause blowing and drifting snow, which will make travel difficult.

It's that time of year again: GCI has warned the police department that their satellite services will be effected by the Spring solar-related impacts (sun outages) until 9 March 2018, with the most likely times for interruptions between 1100 and 1130 am. They warn that there could be intermittent cell telephone and internet service loss that last between one minute to as long as 20 minutes.

***WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY*** Kotzebue and the surrounding area are under two Winter Weather Advisories. The first starts today, Wednesday, 21 February 2018, from noon until 9pm. The second will start on Thursday, 22 February, at noon until Friday, 23 February, at 6am. The weather service predicts that we will receive up to two inches of snow with 40 mile per hour winds, which will progressively increase through the afternoon, before tapering off this evening. Thursday, the snow and high winds will return. The weather service warns that the city will have poor visibility with drifting snow.

***COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY*** The National Weather Service has placed Kotzebue and the surrounding area under a Coastal Flood Advisory from Tuesday, 20 February, at 6 am, until Wednesday at 6 am. The weather service warns that high water might force ice onto our beaches and flooding might occur in low lying areas such as the housing and roads around the lagoon along with effecting the dog lots on the east side of the city. ***UPDATED BLIZZARD WARNING*** The weather service has continued the Blizzard Warning for the Kotzebue area until 1159 pm on Tuesday, 20 February. They advise that a very strong storm will move through town bringing with it heavy snow of three to six inches, freezing rain and high winds of up to 50 or 60 miles per hour, (Kivalina might see gusts of up to 90 miles per hour). They warn that travel will be very dangerous to impossible and there might be damage to power lines. We are to expect whiteout conditions with significant drifting.

***UPDATED BLIZZARD WARNING*** The National Weather Service has extended the Blizzard Warning until Tuesday, 20 February. The weather is predicted to improve overnight for a short period of time before Monday morning, when we are expected to receive 50 mile per hour winds with more snow. The city is forecast to receive three to five inches of additional snow, with high winds, causing white-out conditions and severe drifting, which will make travel dangerous and potentially impossible.

***BLIZZARD WARNING*** The National Weather Service has placed Kotzebue, and the surrounding area, under a Blizzard Warning effective Sunday, 18 February, from 6 am to midnight. We are predicted to receive up to three inches of new snow along with 50 mile per hour winds during this weather event. Travel will be dangerous and most likely impossible. There is a prediction of significant drifting of snow in our area.