Jacob Weatherby is Nome’s new CSO, or Community Service Officer. Originally from Anchorage, Weatherby brings a military background to his position in Nome. He was in the Army, stationed in Fort Hood, Texas. He spent a year in Iraq before returning to the US, where he later joined the Air National Guard.
As the new CSO, Weatherby says he’ll be tasked with community-oriented policing. In addition to handling non-emergency calls, which will free up other officers, Weatherby says part of his job will be having a visible presence in the community.