Skagway Police Department

  • Agency: Skagway Police Department
  • Address: 79 State St, Skagway, 99840 AK
  • Chief: Ray Leggett (Chief of Police)
Phone: 907-983-2232
Fax: (907) 983-3632

Skagway Police Department is located at 79 State St, Skagway, 99840 AK. The Chief of Police of the department is Ray Leggett. The Skagway Police Department phone number is 907-983-2232.

Skagway Police Department News

Happy Halloween! Come trick or treat at the Skagway Police Department from 5:00pm-8:00pm tonight. 17th Ave and State St.

***** FRIENDLY REMINDER ***** The Rules of Darkness By the Skagway Municipal Code - 10.02.030 and 10.02.040 • Every bicycle, when in use during the hours of darkness, shall be equipped with a lamp on the front which shall emit a white light visible from a distance of at least two hundred (200) feet to the front and with a reflector on the rear which shall emit a red light visible from a distance of at least fifty feet (50’) to the rear. • Coasters, roller-skates and skateboards will be operated only on municipal roads during the hours of daylight. Stay safe, Skagway!

Flood Advisory The National Weather Service in Juneau has issued a flood advisory from heavy rainfall around the Taiya River in the Northern Inner Channels until 7:00 A.M. on Monday, October 15th. Satellite estimates and automated rain gauges indicate heavy rain which will cause minor flooding along the Taiya River.

FISH AND GAME INFORMATION 10/08/2018

News release: East fork of Skagway River to Kasidaya Creek closed to Mountain Goat hunting.

This test is occurring this morning.

PSA: Emergency Alert Test tomorrow morning Public Service Announcement: Tomorrow, October 3rd, around 10:18 A.M., Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission will test the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS) across the entire nation. A test message (with a unique alert tone and message that looks like a text) will be sent to cell phones connected to Alaska wireless providers participating in WEA. To learn more about weather alerts and WEA, visit https://www.weather.gov/wrn/wea

Corrected News Release-East Fork of Skagway River to Canadian Border Closed to Mountain Goats

PSA: Blasting at 2.5 mile Klondike HWY Public Service Announcement: The Klondike Highway will be temporarily closed tomorrow, September 29th, at 5:00 P.M. for a short time during the conducting of a small and short blast.

Emergency Order to Close Goat Hunting: Alaska Department of Fish and Game has issued an Emergency Order to close the mountain goat hunting season in the area bounded by the White Pass and Yukon Railroad on the west side, the East Fork of the Skagway River on the south side, and the Canadian border to the north and east side at 11:59 P.M. on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018. For additional information concerning mountain goat hunting in Game Management Unit 1D contact the Alaska Department of Fish and Game at 907.465.4329 or 907.465.4265

UPCOMING FEMA ALERT SYSTEMS TEST SCHEDULED FOR OCT. 3, 2018. Further information can be found here: https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test

There is a very cute pup hanging out here in dispatch by the name of Diesel. He is a smaller black and white long-haired dog. We have not been able to reach the owner. If you have any information or are looking for this dog, please stop by the Public Safety Building or call (907) 983-2232. Thank you!

Public Service Announcement

***** PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT ***** The burn ban has been lifted. Please be advised that burning may resume for those with valid burn permits. Please remember that you MUST call the Skagway Police Department at 907-983-2232 PRIOR to any burning. To be issued a burn permit, please contact the Fire Department at 907-983-2450.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT The National Park Service reports that they are opening the Chilkoot Trailhead. Water is knee deep in some areas but is manageable. Flood stage has been dropped to Minor.

FLOOD WARNING FOR TAIYA RIVER - CLOSURE OF CHILKOOT TRAIL The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the Taiya River until 4:00 pm Wednesday, August 15th. River gauge reports indicate large water level rises from heavy rain. An estimated 1 to 2 inches of rain have fallen in the last 9 hours at higher elevation. An additional inch is expected over the area over the next 8 hours. The National Park Service has closed the Chilkoot Trail for the evening, they will reassess conditions in the morning. Campers or Hikers should avoid streams or creeks. https://www.weather.gov/aprfc/FLOOD

PSA: Blasting on Klondike Highway Public Service Announcement: Please be advised that there will be blasting near the Moore Bridge on the Klondike Highway this afternoon at 2:00 pm.

***** PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT ***** The burn ban has been lifted. Please be advised that burning may resume for those with valid burn permits. Please remember that you MUST call the Skagway Police Department at 907-983-2232 PRIOR to any burning. To be issued a burn permit, please contact the Fire Department at 907-983-2450.

FLOOD WARNING FOR TAIYA RIVER NOAA is reporting heaving rains of 1 to 2 inches between 1900 and 0100 today. Projected rainfall could reach .5 to 1.5 inches in the next nine hours. As of 0140 this morning the river was measured to be at 16.9 feet. Moderate flood stage is 17 feet. This will meaning knee deep or higher along the lower portion of the Chilkoot Trail. This could lead to a closure of the trail at 17.5 feet. This information and more can be found at the following web address. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=24756318

PSA: Flood Warning for Taiya River Public Service Announcement: Please be advised that the National Weather Service out of Juneau has issued a Flood Watch that will be in effect from Wednesday afternoon until Thursday evening. August 8th through the 9th. Flooding will be possible along the Taiya River. The Taiya River is at 16.0 feet as of 1 pm Tuesday afternoon. It is forecasted to reach 16.8 feet by Wednesday evening. Minor flood stage is 16.5 feet, with moderate flood stage at 17.0 feet. At the currently forecast peak stage of 16.8 feet, portions of the first few miles of the Chilkoot trail will begin to inundate with water to ankle depth. If the Taiya River reaches 17.0 feet though, the National Park Service advises against boating and other recreational water based activities along the river. Trail orientation and navigation begins to become difficult and may hinder route finding for several hundred meters. Water will be knee deep or higher in places along the lower portion of the trail.

PSA: Blasting on Klondike Highway Public Service Announcement: Please be advised that there will be scheduled blasting at 11 mile Klondike Highway near the Moore Bridge this coming Thursday and Friday, August 9th and 10th. Blasting will be ongoing from 4:00 am until 11:00 pm. Be prepared for intermittent road closures during those times.

Public Service Announcement: Limited Burn Ban in Effect There is a limited burn ban in effect until further notice. Open burning is prohibited anywhere outside of the hydrant-protected area in Skagway Proper. Report any smoke or fire outside Skagway Townsite immediately by calling 9-1-1

The burn ban has been lifted. Please remember that all burns must be reported to the Police Department prior to burning and you must have a valid burn permit. Permits may be obtained from the Fire Department.

The Skagway Police Department would like to thank Hamilton for providing our community with a fireworks display to celebrate Independence Day. Fireworks will start this evening at 11:30PM at the small boat harbor. Please enjoy the festivities responsibly and have a safe and happy Independence Day!