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Question: Can city police officers give tickets outside the city limits? Answer: Yes, per statute definition: A Police Officer being a full-time employee of the state or a municipal police department with the authority to arrest and issue citations; MAY conduct investigations of violations of and enforce criminal laws, regulations, […]

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NOTICE: Bikes that are on the bike rack north of city hall by the satellite dish are free for the taking. They will be available until May 31st when any remaining bikes or parts will be taken to the dump. Bikes in the enclosed fencing are NOT included. Questions, comments, […]

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DID YOU KNOW? The Seward Police Department has a public service presentation available entitled “Fatal Vision; A Look at the Effects of Impairment in the Workplace”. For the presentation, we use “Fatal Vision” goggles which simulate the visual effects of alcohol impairment. If your business would like to include this […]

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Seward is in the area allowed an extension on the removal of studded tires. All studded tires must be removed by May 15th. After May 15th, violators may receive a correctable ticket. If not corrected, the bail on the ticket is $60.00 and Zero demerit points.   Questions, comments, tip […]

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Question: What dates are studded tires prohibited? Answer: AS 28.35.155 It is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle with studded tires or tires with chains attached on a paved highway or road from May 1st through September 15th. There are latitude/longitude exceptions but for Southcentral Alaska, the above dates are […]

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Question: Are vehicles required to have two license plates on them? Answer: AS 28.10.171 Yes depending on the vehicle. If two license plates are issued for a vehicle, one must be affixed to the front and the other on the rear. The rear license plate must display the month and […]

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Question: What are the restrictions for vehicle window tints? Answer: 13 AAC 04.223 Regarding after market tinting. No mirrored tinting on any vehicle window. The windshield may have an eyebrow no wider than 5 inches. The driver and front passenger side windows must permit at least 70% light transmittance. The […]

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Clarification: Regarding vehicles (including school buses) pulling over for delaying five or more vehicles, the statute says that the law does not apply in urban areas and the delaying vehicle shall pull off the roadway at the first opportunity to do so safely. Questions, comments, tip suggestions; coptalk@cityofseward.net

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Avoiding Identity Theft An educational program for general audiences. Wednesday April 2, 2008 7pm Soldotna High School Auditorium Free Admission Sponsored by Alaska Peace Officers Assoc. and Central Peninsula Crimestoppers Questions, comments, tip suggestions; coptalk@cityofseward.net

Seward Police Officer Promoted to Corporal

Seward Police Officer Promoted to Corporal

Seward Police Officer Patrick Messmer has been promoted to the rank of Corporal effective 3/10/08. He was selected over two other candidates after a competitive testing process. Corporal Messmer has been with the Seward Police Department since February 2006. His prior law enforcement experience includes 6 years with the Bethel […]

Treacherous Road Conditions

The Alaska State Troopers are reporting that stretches of the Seward and Sterling highways are extremely treacherous and calling 511 does not reflect the true road conditions. In many areas, there are stretches of standing water over ice – in these conditions, sanding is not effective and numerous accidents have […]

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Question: Aren’t school buses or any vehicle for that matter, supposed to pull over and let cars pass when there is a line of 5 or more cars behind them? Answer: Yes, AS 28.35.140(b) applies to school buses as well as other vehicles that are delaying five or more vehicles. […]

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Sorry, someone jumped the gun when they requested the NOTICE REGARDING APPLICANT FINGERPRINTING information be put in COP Talk. Before any changes can go into effect, there is an approval process within the city hierarchy that must be followed. So for now, fingerprinting is still free of charge if the […]

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NOTICE REGARDING APPLICANT FINGERPRINTING: Effective Friday February 15th, there will be a $20.00 fee for each set of Applicant fingerprint cards. A set consists of two cards. The fee will be accessed whether the applicant provides their own cards or they are provided by the police department. Cards returned to […]

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Seward Municipal Ordinance 11.15.087(b) states that vehicles parked on the right-of-way of a street for longer than 24 hours during those times when snow removal by the public works department is occurring, will be subject to a citation and impound.   Questions, comments, tip suggestions; coptalk@cityofseward.net

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Businesses Beware! There is a quick change scammer in town. He was already arrested for five separate offenses just last month. Seward must be easy prey because he’s at it again. Be extra vigilant when giving change back to customers. Questions, comments, tip suggestions; coptalk@cityofseward.net

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It’s the Holiday Season. If you are going to cut your own Christmas tree, be sure you do so where allowed. Cutting trees on private property can result in criminal charges. For other restrictions, contact the Chugiak National Forest Ranger at 224-3374 or the National Park Service at 224-7500. Questions, […]

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Question: What are the mirror requirements for non-commercial vehicles? Answer: 13 AAC 04.220 A motor vehicle must be equipped with a mirror mounted on the left side of the vehicle; additionally, every motor vehicle, except motorcycles and ATVs, must have either an inside rearview mirror or a right side exterior […]

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Seward residents now have a safe and environmentally-friendly way to dispose of fluorescent bulbs. The Alaska Cruise Association (ACA) donated the Bulb Eater, a machine that crushes and compacts the glass, to the city in late September. Citizens will be able to use the machine free of charge. Please contact […]

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Question: Are you allowed to drive with only your parking lights on?Answer: 13 AAC 04.070(e), No parking lights on a vehicle may be used when the vehicle is in motion, unless the parking lights operate in conjunction with the headlights. Violation: Bail – $50 Points – 2 Questions, comments, tip […]