Most Alaska native villages rely on Alaska State Troopers for law enforcement. But, there is only about one trooper per million acres and the ability to get to Alaska Native communities can take days and is often delayed by the vast distances they have to cover and the vagaries of the weather.

Source: 2012 Alaska State Troopers 2012 Annual Report, U.S. Census | Gene Thorp/The Washington Post August 2, 2014
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