Cockrell Named Commissioner of Public Safety
Governor Dunleavy announced his appointment of James Cockrell as Commissioner for the Department of Public Safety.
Cockrell has served several assignments with the Alaska State Troopers and the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, starting in 1983 and retiring as a Colonel in 2017. Most recently he was working for Marathon at the Kenai, Alaska refinery as their site security supervisor.
“I am beyond humbled that the Governor has asked me to serve as the Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety,” said Commissioner-Designee Cockrell. “I am honored to be part of a strong and dedicated family in DPS and will continue the push to preserve the peace, enforce the law, prevent and detect crime, and protect the state’s wildlife, and life and property for every Alaskan.”
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Meeting in the Middle
In January, when the Biden administration announced its ban on the future sale of oil and gas leases on federal land, the news understandably ruffled the collective feathers of Alaska’s oil and gas industry.