Nome at a glance

Population by race and Hispanic origin

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Full-time law enforcement staff, Nome Police Department

  • 11 Officers
  • 11 Civilian staff

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • 2.84 Nome
  • 4.3 National average, cities with under 10,000 population
  • 2.2 National average

These figures reflect the Nome Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding for Nome

Data was last updated June 1, 2023

We identified over $125K in federal grant funding, FY 2014-2024

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Nome
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$125,000.00 7/1/2020
CITY OF NOME CHP Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions 16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants Prime

Military equipment transfers

We were unable to locate any military equipment transfers for this location using the LESO Property Transferred to Participating Agencies database published by the Defense Logistics Agency. It is possible that this location has acquired military equipment for policing via other sources or programs.

Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data last updated June 1, 2023


We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $750,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Year Description Outcome

In March 2022, Nome local officials reached a $750,000 settlement with Clarice “Bun” Hardy, an Iñupiaq woman, who was sexually assaulted in March 2017 by an assailant who was not charged due to the police department’s mishandling of the case. The settlement also included an apology issued by the City of Nome.

In March 2017, Clarice Hardy filed a report with the Nome Police Department claiming that she had been raped . Hardy filed the complaint with The Department took more than a year to investigate and a year and a half later, the assailant had not been charged. Hardy filed a suit and was represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska (ACLU - AK) in her case, reaching the settlement and receiving an apology from the department. Hardy believes that her case was just one of many sexual assault reports by Alaskan Native women that were backlogged by the Nome Police Department.