Kotzebue Probation Office

The Kotzebue Probation Office is in the Inupiat community of Kotzebue, 33 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Supervision requires the Probation Officer to travel by small aircraft to remote villages surrounding the Kotzebue area, which are only accessible by small airplane. Upon arrival in a village, travel may continue by all-terrain vehicle, boat, or snow machine. Probation coordinates with local and village law enforcement, Alaska State Troopers, Village Public Safety Officers, Tribal Councils and local entities, in an effort to ensure public safety is priority.