Dillingham Police Department

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Update: Dillingham Search and Rescue is continuing its search on Wednesday. People who want to volunteer to help with the search should call 907-842-5354.

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Peter Golia, 32, was last seen around 6 a.m. on Sunday at his home on Kanakanak Road, according to Dillingham police. If you have seen him or have information concerning his location call the police at 907-842-5354.

Ron Bowers

Police declined to identify the driver, who’s next of kin has been notified.


The jail closed because the police department was short-staffed. It employs two corrections officer, but has three vacant positions in that division. 


The Dillingham Police Department currently is down to one corrections officer until July, when the other officer returns from medical leave. There are several job openings at the station, with three vacancies in corrections.


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Residents have reported difficulties summoning Alaska State Troopers in emergencies, and local officials no longer want to be caught in the middle. Now, the police department’s long-standing practice of fielding 911 calls from outside city limits is ending.

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Dillingham’s Police Department is understaffed following the resignation of two officers in the past month. But high turnover is common at DPD. Burnout, a lack of funding and competitive benefits are some of the mounting challenges the department faces when it comes to staff.


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Daniel Wahl was remanded to the Anchorage Correctional Complex. His bail is set at $100,000.


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Three troopers and one Dillingham police officer exchanged gunfire with a person in Dillingham Thursday. According to the trooper dispatch, the person was in a vehicle stuck in a ditch and told police they had a rifle and ammunition before law enforcement arrived on the scene and shots were fired.




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This is the first time there has been a break-in at the Dillingham marijuana store. Stolen items include marijuana gummy bears and soda, as well as glass, rubber, and gasmask bongs.

Dillingham Police get a body cam upgrade

Feb 5, 2016
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DPD Officers say new, user-friendly cameras are making it easier to document their interactions, a practice that for decades was done with only audio recorders. 

Mike Mason

At the moment the Dillingham Department of Public Safety is fully staffed but if the recent trend continues that won’t last. KDLG’s Mike Mason reports.

A Burglary Discovered in Dillingham

Sep 29, 2014

On Friday the Dillingham Police Department was alerted to a burglary at a home off of the Aleknagik Lake Road just past Bea Avenue. The Police Department believes the burglary occurred in the 3 days prior to being discovered on Friday. Items taken included jewelry and watches. The Dillingham Police Department is asking for the publics help in solving the case and anyone with information can contact the Dillingham Police Department at 842-5354.

Separate arrests led to multiple assaults on the same officer during a busy weekend for the Dillingham Police Department. KDLG’s Luke Brummer has more.

N&N Market in Dillingham Burglarized

Jul 23, 2014
Dillingham Police Department

Law enforcement officials in Dillingham are asking for the public’s help in identifying 2 suspects that burglarized a popular local business very early Monday morning. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.