PETERSBURG-AK The need for better facilities and full staffing are a couple of the issues Petersburg Police Chief Dale stone is reflecting on as he nears his retirement at the end of the month.
Stone has overseen Petersburg’s eight to nine officers for sixteen years. Since December, he’s mainly been on leave taking care of family matters in northwest Montana.
Stone, who is 57, started his law enforcement career in Alaska where he was a state trooper for seven years. Then, he served with a small department in Montana before coming to Petersburg in the spring of 1994.
Stone says he has no new career plans at this point, though he doesn’t rule out future work in law enforcement or possibly returning to Alaska some day.
On Thursday, Stone spoke with KFSK’s Matt Lichtenstein, who asked why he decided to retire now.
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