The Valdez Police Department provides the primary law enforcement response for the 270 square miles within the City of Valdez, including the Alyeska Marine Terminal (the terminus of the Trans Alaska Pipeline). The population of the city is officially 4,353, but increases in the summer months due to the influx of fish industry workers and tourists. The department provides police patrol, criminal investigative services, court officer services, and assists state and local agencies with their duties and projects. There are 11 sworn police officers at the Valdez Police Department.
The Public Safety Team is staffed by seven full-time public safety technicians, one administrative assistant / dispatcher, and one public safety supervisor. Our communications center and jail personnel have recently merged and are now cross trained to provide services for both the dispatch center and jail.
'Our mission is to provide excellent service and protection through leadership and partnership with the community"
The Valdez Police Department operates with the following values: