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New Anchorage police officer arrested after altercation in Wasilla, troopers say

  • Author: Tess Williams
  • Updated: February 10
  • Published February 9

Alaska State Troopers arrested an Anchorage police recruit officer Saturday night when they were called to investigate a physical disturbance at a Wasilla home.

Officer Jordan Serafin, 23, forced his way into a family member’s home around 6:15 p.m. and assaulted a non-family member who was at the home, troopers wrote in an online alert. The person had minor injuries, troopers said.

He’s facing charges of first-degree burglary and criminal trespass and fourth-degree assault.

Serafin was placed on administrative leave without pay as the Anchorage Police Department conducts an internal investigation, according to an online statement from the department. He has been with Anchorage police since 2019 and has not completed field training.

“This type of behavior is unacceptable for anyone in our community and especially cannot be tolerated when it is a law enforcement officer,” Chief Justin Doll said in the statement.