Unalaska Department of Public Safety

  • Agency: Unalaska Department of Public Safety
  • Address: 29 Safety Way, Unalaska, 99685 AK
  • Chief: Jamie Sunderland (Director of Public Safety)
Phone: (907) 581-1233
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Unalaska Department of Public Safety is located at 29 Safety Way, Unalaska, 99685 AK. The Director of Public Safety of the department is Jamie Sunderland. The Unalaska Department of Public Safety phone number is (907) 581-1233.

Unalaska Department of Public Safety News

Phishing season is upon us and you don't want to get hooked!

Good morning, folks! Just so that everyone is on the same page... We did NOT have a tsunami event last night! You will remember that there were some problems with notifications and messaging during the January tsunami event. The National Tsunami Warning Center has been making improvement to their communications systems and sent a test message around 0730 this morning, indicating that there was no tsunami warning for the State of Alaska. If you received this text message, it means the communications system was working properly.

Our own Captain Mike Hanson, receiving the City's quarterly Rock Star Award! Mike’s dedication and his positive approach to his job are commendable and reflect the City of Unalaska's values of Service, Integrity, Courage, and Excellence. We sure like having him here at Public Safety.

Have you seen this boat? Or this trailer? UDPS is looking for both of them... If you've seen either of them around town, or in the water, in the last few days, please call Public Safety at 581-1233 and speak to an on-duty officer. Thanks for your help!

Ringed Seal Reminder: There have been several Ringed Seals hauling out around town, and they are garnering quite a bit of attention. Please be aware that it's a federal crime to harass, disturb or molest these seals. If you want to look at them, a good rule of thumb is to stay far enough away that your behavior isn't changing their behavior. You can report violations to either UDPS (907-581-1233) or NOAA/NMFS (907-581-4959). Specific prohibitions and penalties: Title 50: Wildlife and Fisheries Take means to harass, hunt, capture, collect, or kill, or attempt to harass, hunt, capture, collect, or kill any marine mammal. This includes, without limitation, any of the following: The collection of dead animals, or parts thereof; the restraint or detention of a marine mammal, no matter how temporary; tagging a marine mammal; the negligent or intentional operation of an aircraft or vessel, or the doing of any other negligent or intentional act which results in disturbing or molesting a marine mammal; and feeding or attempting to feed a marine mammal in the wild. §216.11 Prohibited taking. Except as otherwise provided in subparts C, D, and I of this part 216 or in part 228 or 229, it is unlawful for: (a) Any person, vessel, or conveyance subject to the jurisdiction of the United States to take any marine mammal on the high seas, or (b) Any person, vessel, or conveyance to take any marine mammal in waters or on lands under the jurisdiction of the United States, or (c) Any person subject to the jurisdiction of the United States to take any marine mammal during the moratorium. Penalties- Level A/B Harassment – other than feeding (e.g., direct contact of marine mammals by humans, unauthorized removal/rescues, allowing pets to harass marine mammals, or any other action that causes a significant change or response in a marine mammal's behavior) $100 - $500 Feeding a marine mammal in the wild $500

We have a new fire engine! The barge carrying our new custom engine arrived on island this morning, and the engine has been offloaded and taken to Public Works for some last details before it is put into service. The new engine will be available for public viewing at the DPS building Thursday, March 29th, from 6-7pm. Come on by and take a look or get some pictures tomorrow evening! We'll have Fire/EMS staff on hand to show it off.

The Unalaska Department of Public Safety is getting a new fire engine, and will be donating the outgoing 1992 Pierce Arrow that the new apparatus replaces. Communities interested in the 1992 engine should review the attached document and submit letters of interest no later than April 23, 2018.

Police and EMS responded to a local fishing vessel after receiving a report that a man had received a significant knife wound in an assault.

Have you seen this backpack? UDPS is searching for this backpack, which we believe is likely in the water or along the edge of Captain's Bay, in the area of Carl E. Moses boat harbor or other parts of Little South America, or perhaps as far as Westward Seafoods. If found, please contact UDPS at 907-581-1233. Thank you!

We have a new Fire Chief! Please welcome Ramona Thompson (back) to the Unalaska Dept. of Public Safety!

Folks, DMV has been swamped since we reopened. Due to the very high volume of customers we've had, and to ensure that people who need vehicle registrations and Class D driver licenses have an opportunity to do their business, we will be using the following schedule for the near future: Tuesday, 9-4: ID, Class D license and vehicle registration services Wed, 9-1: ID, Class D license and vehicle registration services Wed,1-4: Vehicle registration only Thu, 9-4: Class D license written and road testing Thanks for your patience, and don't forget that many ID, license and vehicle registration renewals can be completed online at http://doa.alaska.gov/dmv/