Public Safety

The Public Safety Department administers all NAB activities in relation to promotion of public safety in the region, firefighting, search and rescue, administration of the NAB’s Village Public Safety Officer program, and any other functions incidental to the improvement of regional Public safety.


The Public Safety Department shall work to improve all aspects of public safety and law enforcement for the people of the Northwest Arctic Borough by identifying public safety needs, identifying resources available, and establishing and implementing strategies and a comprehensive public safety plan to meet those needs.

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contact info

Chris Hatch

Director of Public Safety

Hans B. Nelson

Fire Safety Coordinator

Saima Chase

Public Safety Administrator

Shauntai Shroyer

Search and Rescue Coordinator


On-Call Search & Rescue Coordinator

village public safety officers

Aric Alias


Cole Thurmond


Matt Will


Raphael Bobek