12/15/13 - 8:59pm
Soldotna residents may have noticed a new face in law enforcement around town.
Soldotna Police started field training one new recruit, Mitchell Burdick, last month, and another officer, Ian Koenig, will arrive in January. New Alaska State Troopers are scheduled to arrive at the Soldotna post for field training Monday.
Burdick said going into field training, it was “nice” to start applying what he learned at the Alaska Department of Public Safety Training Academy in Sitka. Soldotna Police hired Burdick in July. He began field training with the department on Nov. 24.