SEACAD Receives Federal Honors

A Southeast regional law enforcement coalition spearheaded by Sitka’s police chief received honors from the federal government on Tuesday night.

Southeast Alaska Cities Against Drugs, or SEACAD is a coalition of 11 communities. It was named Outstanding Agency of 2010 by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Western States Information Network.

Sitka police Chief Sheldon Schmitt said the SEACAD task force is comprised of three full-time people, including a Sitka-based narcotics detective, who work with area law enforcement agencies.

Skip Coyle, who presented the award to SEACAD, said the coalition shares intellgence with a national database that helps officers elsewhere pursue and apprehend criminals.

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Ed Ronco is a reporter at KCAW in Sitka.

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