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Community Safety

Live. Work. Play. | Community Safety Area of Focus
Live. Work. Play. | Community Safety Area of Focus
Live. Work. Play. | Community Safety Area of Focus

Green Dot on Trails

Public safety starts with all of us! Green Dot is a nationwide, safe bystander intervention training. What can we do with that single moment in time? A green dot! A green dot is the single moment in time when someone makes the choice to use their words or actions to try and stop that red dot or make it less likely the next red dot will happen in the first place.

No one has to do everything, but everyone can do something. Together we can make Anchorage a community that is safer for everyone to live, work and play in. Find more information at

Anchorage Cares

AEDC has partnered with the Municipality of Anchorage, Anchorage Downtown Partnership and Anchorage Community Development Authority to launch a new public campaign to reduce panhandling on Anchorage streets. Anchorage Cares is a compassionate alternative program to address panhandling in Anchorage. The primary focus is a public awareness campaign to deter panhandling in favor of supporting human service providers.

The message of Anchorage Cares is, “Give Real Change, Not Spare Change.” Signs will be displayed in business store fronts and at major intersections where panhandling occurs. The goal of the Anchorage Cares campaign is not to criminalize panhandling, but to change the behavior of Anchorage residents. A single dollar can do much more to help a struggling individual if it goes to the right organizations rather than directly to a panhandler.

Latest news from Community Safety

First AEDC Investor Only Meet & Greet A Success

AEDC held its first Investor only Meet & Greet networking event on May 13, hosted by KPB Architects and highlighting the Community Safety Area of Focus. APD Police Chief Mark Mew spoke about the three initiatives this area of focus is working on: Green Dot...

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Community Safety: GreenDot Anchorage

Preventing violence can seem overwhelming, “I’m just one person, what can I can do to prevent violence?”But what if we thought of violence as a single moment in time – a red dot. Now let's change the red dot to a green dot - someone instead making the choice to use...

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Community Safety: Change for the Better

An educational and compassionate alternative program to address panhandling in Anchorage. Their primary focus is a public awareness campaign directing members of the community to better serve the homeless population bygiving to local service providers who provide...

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Interested in getting involved in Community Safety?

Contact AEDC Business & Economic Development Director Emma Kelly at (907) 343-1210 or