Sitka at a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


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Full-time law enforcement staff, Sitka Police Department

  • 14 Officers
  • 12 Civilian staff

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • 1.75 Sitka
  • 4.4 National average, cities with under 10,000 population
  • 2.2 National average

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

Federal grant funding

Data was last updated April 28, 2022


We identified over $1.5M in federal grant funding, FY 2012-2022

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Sitka
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$66,173.00 10/1/2019
9/30/2023
SITKA, CITY & BOROUGH OF THE SITKA POLICE DEPARTMENT (SPD) HAS PARTNERED WITH OTHER FEDERAL AND LOCAL AGENCIES, TO PARTICIPATE IN A MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL COUNTER-DRUG TASK FORCE CALLED SEACAD--SOUTHEAST CITIES AGAINST DRUGS. THE PURPOSES OF HE TASK FORCE HAVE BEEN TO INVESTIGATE SIGNIFICANT CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES RELATED TO TH… Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Sub
$91,500.00 10/1/2016
9/30/2020
SITKA, CITY & BOROUGH OF MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL TASK FORCE Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Sub
$59,893.02 9/1/2016
8/31/2019
SITKA, CITY & BOROUGH OF 16 SHSP CITY & BOROUGH OF SITKA AMEND #3 Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency 97.067 Homeland Security Grant Program Sub
$111,490.00 10/1/2015
9/30/2019
SITKA, CITY & BOROUGH OF MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL TASK FORCE Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Sub

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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 was last updated January 25, 2022

Settlements

We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $515,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
2020

Mary Ferguson, a former officer with the Sitka Police Department, filed a lawsuit in 2018 alleging that she had experienced sexual harassment and discrimination based on her gender. The Department settled her case for $515,000.

During her tenure with the Sitka Police Department, Ferguson was the only female officer. Her discrimination complaint is one of several that has been leveled against the Department this year. The settlement agreement in this case has a unique provision that will allow Ferguson to conduct, at her own cost, an independent investigation into management practices by the Sitka Police Department.

Compensation
$515,000.00