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Hoonah Police Department



Lieutenant Bill Mills

Lt. Bill Mills returned to the Hoonah Police Dept. in NOV of 2010 after 3 years with the Craig, AK Police Dept. Lt. Mills was with Hoonah PD for 16 years from 1991-2007, serving as a patrol officer in capacities from field patrol, bike patrol, FTO and police supervisor, with extensive investigative experience. He holds an Alaska Firefighter-I and Alaska advanced officer certificate. He is an Alaska police standards instructor and firearms trainer. Lt. Mills is an Alaska Public Safety Academy graduate and graduate of Hoonah High School.

Patrol Officer

Reserve Officer/Fire Dept. Training Officer and Hoonah Assistant
Harbor Master Arlen Skaflestad at Hoonah Harbor, assisting HPD
with welcoming the Coast Guard personnel on the US Coast Guard
Cutter Liberty as the Santa-Coasties deliver toys to Hoonah kids
in DEC 2009

Reserve Officer Arlen Skaflestad is a former full-time HPD Officer, a former AK State Trooper; a graduate of the Sitka Academy and a veteran of the US Army. He is employed with the City of Hoonah Harbormaster's Office and is active in the Hoonah Volunteer Fire Department, where he is a trainer and officer. Arlen resides in Hoonah with his family.

Communications Administrator: Joan Howell is the HPD Communications Director and Administrative Assistant. Joan has been with HPD for 11 years. She is corrections officer certified, has attended AK Public Safety Information Network (APSIN) basic among other training. Joan resides with her family in Hoonah.

Dispatcher Carolyn Williams has been employed with HPD since Summer of 09 and is a native of Hoonah. She is an 03 graduate of Hoonah HS and is currently pursuing an associate degree in business and does volunteer work with the Hoonah public schools. She recently completed Taser, CPR and advanced 1st Aid training. Carolyn resides in Hoonah.

Dispatcher Karen Mills has been employed with Hoonah PD since 1999 for 4 years and returned in 2007. She is a native of Hoonah and a graduate of Hoonah HS. She is a detention officer, fire fighter and EMT certified, a member of Hoonah VFD and Hoonah EMS. Karen has been APSIN trained and currently resides in Hoonah with her family.

Disapatcher Cherly Moore has been a 911 dispatcher upon returning to HPD in FEB of 2010. She previously served as a 911 dispatcher and most recently as a city hall employee. Cherly is a Hoonah Native.

Dispatcher Jordan Mills is a Hoonah native and 2010 graduate of Hoonah High School, where she was a well-known as an accomplished athlete. She has been employed as a 911 dispatcher since August of 2010.

Dispatcher Josh Huskey recently came to Hoonah from Oregon. He has a background in fishing and firefighting. He has been employed as a 911 dispatcher since August of 2010.


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