Homer Police Department is taking the COVID-19 mandates seriously. It doesn’t want to have to bust people who gather in groups or violate other state mandates, but it will.
Police are asking for the public’s help in reporting violators.
Chief Mark Robl wrote in a press release that if people want to lodge complaints about others who are not obeying the “hunker down” orders, or who are traveling between communities, they should email [email protected] .
“These mandates are enforced by state and local law enforcement and our focus is on education first,” Robl wrote. But there are penalties, he warned, and people can be arrested.
Must Read Alaska has learned that the Homer police raided and broke up a meeting of Alcohol Anonymous in Homer. Participants say they were practicing social distancing, but were dispersed by police anyway.