Public Safety

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Police Services

The Department currently employees one working Chief of Police, three full-time police officers, and one emergency auxiliary police officer.  All officers are certified police officers in the State of Alaska. All police officers are cross-commissioned to enforce the laws of the Aleut Community of Saint Paul Island (the federally-recognized tribe). 

Officers conduct preventive patrols of the community, attend community events, provide assistance to the community when requested, perform traffic control, conduct criminal investigations, and serve the community as EMS/First Responders.

Police officers respond to approximately 400 to 500 calls per year. For current statistics on call volume click here.

Tip Line

The Saint Paul Department of Public Safety has set up an Anonymous 24-hour Tip Line to assist law enforcement in keeping our community crime and drug free. To report criminal or drug activity, call or text 907-546-4400. If you call, you will reach a recording, after which, you can leave a message. Please give as much detail as possible in order to assist us better (time, date, involved parties and the type of activity occurring).

Again, this is anonymous, you do not need to disclose personal information about yourself. If you do however want to be contacted, you can leave your name and number and an officer will contact you.

The Anonymous 24-hour Tip Line (call and text) is NOT an emergency number. If you witness a crime or have an emergency that requires law enforcement immediately, please hang up and dial 911.

Contacts

Emergency Dispatch 911

Tip Line
Call or text 907-546-4400

Director of Public Safety
907-546-3130
907-546-3194 (Fax)
publicsafety@stpaulak.com

Chief of Police
Zachery P. Lamblez
907-546-3131 (Office)
907-546-4144 (Cell)
907-546-3194 (Fax)
zlamblez@stpaulak.com

Police Officers
Jessica Lamblez, Police Officer
jlamblez@stpaulak.com

Charles Dobbs, Police Officer
cdobbs@stpaulak.com

Shane Auginaush, Police Officer
sauginaush@stpaulak.com

Emergency Dispatch

The Department employs three full-time and three part-time dispatchers which provide 24-hour 911 service to the community.

Contacts

Emergency Dispatch 911

Dispatch Office
(907) 546-3130

Fire Services

The St. Paul Island Volunteer Fire Department (SPIFVD), through its members, is dedicated to protecting life and property through public safety education, fire prevention, and fire suppression.

The SPIFVD consists of approximately 15 active volunteer firefighters and responds to an average of 1 call per year. The SPIFVD also conduct at least two fire prevention activities a year with the St. Paul School and the community.

Current certifications held by men and women of the SPIFVD include: Rural Fire Protection Specialist, Basic Rural Firefighter, and Safety Officer. The SPIFVD is seeking to training all its volunteers to the Firefighter I level.

The SPIFVD welcomes any persons interested in becoming a firefighter and encourages them to stop by the Saint Paul Department of Public Safety to pick up a Volunteer Firefighter Application. No previous experience is necessary, as training is provided after becoming a member.

Contacts

Emergency Dispatch 911

Fire Chief
Phillip Zavadil
907-546-4179
pazavadil@stpaulak.com

Forms

Volunteer Firefighter Application

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

The St. Paul Island Emergency Medical Services (EMS) volunteer squad operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, serving the resident population of St. Paul Island as well as the fishing fleet in the central Bering Sea. EMS is available for transport to proper care, either to the St. Paul Health Center or from the Center to the airport for Medevacs.

There are currently three EMS volunteers. The police officers serve on EMS as well.

EMS responds to approximately 80 medical calls a year.

EMS has one basic life support (BLS) 4-wheel drive ambulance that was purchased under a Code Blue grant and one off-road UTV ambulance also purchased with grant funds.

Contacts

Emergency Dispatch 911

Forms

Volunteer EMS Application

Search and Rescue (SAR)

The St. Paul Island Volunteer Fire Department (SPIFVD) consist of 8 members with various levels of SAR training. Our SAR Team is comprised of a group of people who are dedicated to saving lives and serving our citizens. The SAR Team specializes in land and marine based search and rescue, surface ice rescue and technical rope rescue.

The SPIFVD welcomes any persons interested in becoming a SAR Team member and encourages them to stop by the Saint Paul Department of Public Safety to pick up a Volunteer SAR Application. No previous experience is necessary, as training is provided after becoming a member.

Contacts

Emergency Dispatch 911

Forms

Volunteer SAR Application

Emergency Preparedness and Management (EPM)

Across the State of Alaska and right here at home in St. Paul Island we face the potential to encounter natural and man-made disasters including; Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcanoes, Sea Storms, Floods, and even Wildfires.  This page contains preparedness information specific to our local community.

Learn, Prepare, Prevail

There are important differences among potential emergencies that will impact the decisions you make and the actions you take. The Alaska Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (AK DHS&EM) has put together an amazing collection of information to help Alaskans "Learn, Prepare, Prevail".  This includes information about the potential emergencies that could happen where you live and the appropriate way to respond to them.  Find out more by visiting the AK DHS&EM - Learn, Prepare, Prevail.

Ready? Set? Good!

Every household should be prepared to get through the first seven days of a disaster. Your disaster preparedness kit should start with flashlights and batteries, a battery-operated radio and plenty of water. The Ready? Set? Good! campaign is a helpful resource in getting prepared for a disaster. Learn more Ready.gov/

Communication During an Incident

In case of a community wide incident, such as severe weather, natural disasters, or other emergencies, Public Safety will relay information to the public via local radio station 91.9 FM KUHB and Nixle.

Contacts

Emergency Dispatch 911

Director of Public Safety
907-546-3130
907-546-3194 (Fax)
publicsafety@stpaulak.com

Links

AK DHS&EM - Learn, Prepare, Prevail
Ready.gov
91.9 FM KUHB
Nixle

Saint Paul Holding Facility

The facility has three holding cells and is capable of housing up to five people at a time. Visiting hours can be arranged by contacting the Chief of Police.

Contacts

Chief of Police
Zachery P. Lamblez
907-546-3131 (Office)
907-546-4144 (Cell)
907-546-3194 (Fax)
zlamblez@stpaulak.com

Harbormaster/Harbor Officers

The City via the Saint Paul Department of Public Safety provides 24/7 monitoring of the Saint Paul Harbor via a Harbormaster, Harbor Officers, Emergency Dispatch and Police Officers. For more information on the Saint Paul Harbor visit the Ports and Harbors page (Coming soon).

Contacts

Harbor Master
Jason Merculief, Harbormaster
jason@stpaulak.com

Harbor Master's Office
907-546-3140 (Office)
907-546-3194 (Fax)
VHF Channel 16

Emergency and Community Notifications

The City of Saint Paul wants you to be safe and informed during emergencies in our area. Emergencies may include public safety threats, dangerous weather, and traffic advisories. Information is key, and we strongly encourage you to sign up to receive text message and email alerts directly from the City of Saint Paul. Sign Up for Nixle.

Contacts

Emergency Dispatch 911

Links

Sign up for Nixle