Questions Posted to "Ask a Dispatcher"
Q. I don't feel your answer to the question about drug busts and press releases was helpful or adequate. The person wasn't asking why you use press releases, they wanted to why you DIDN'T use certain busts in a press release.
Dear Juneau Resident,
I'm sorry the answer wasn't helpful. It is difficult to discuss hypothetical situations and why something didn't happen. I tried to give what considerations are used in deciding to put out a press release and highlight that while JPD may put out a press release, the various press agencies decide if they want to further distribute the information. I would have to be told of a specific drug arrest to be able to determine if a press release was done or was not done. If a press release was not the done the specifics of the case might provide some indication as to why.