“Like many Alaska communities far removed from the road system, Selawik does not have a traditional police department. But state regulations allow Alaska’s most remote local governments to hire special public safety employees. These officers, whose duties and titles vary, generally wear badges, make arrests and keep neighbors safe in a crisis.” But sometimes they create the crisis. And then the closest help is at least a flight away. Anchorage Daily News: From criminal to cop, and back again, in Alaska’s most vulnerable villages.