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News, Events, and Activities in the Alaska Department of Corrections

Monday Jul 25, 2016

Goose Creek Probation Officers

Here are some of our awesome Goose Creek Correctional Center PO's at work.

Kyle Thompson, Mike Clauson, Jessica Sanchez, Michelle Garner, Athena Dekarske, Rebecca Coates-Servin, and Deidra Banachowicz.

We have 20 outstanding probation officers who are very dedicated to their jobs.

Thank you for your service! We appreciate you!

Sunday Jul 24, 2016

Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week: Anchorage and Mat-Su Valley EM Unit staff

As we celebrate Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week, we want to take a moment to highlight the very important work our probation and parole professionals do here in Alaska.

Today we showcase the outstanding Anchorage and Mat-Su Valley EM Unit staff. They are a consummate team of professionals as they carry out the mission of this Department/Division, moreover, the philosophy which has defined EM success.

They utilize team when performing these tasks and are passionate about impacting change and making a difference. Their supervisor PO III Josh Mercer says he is honored and proud to work with them and for them.

Thank you Anchorage and Mat-Su Valley EM Unit Staff for your service and dedication! We appreciate you!

Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week: Fairbanks PACE Team

As we celebrate Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week, we want to take a moment to highlight the very important work our probation and parole professionals do here in Alaska.

Today we showcase The Fairbanks Probation Team who has rose to the challenge of implementing the PACE program. The PACE team is comprised of four individuals who have all taken the bull by the horns and have come out on top.

PO Korhonen’ s skill as an experienced field officer ensures the PACE team is frequently conducting home visits and executing expedient and safe arrests when needed. PO Bond’s ability to communicate with offenders and her ability to craft Re-Entry plans help the PACE participants comply with the demanding requirements imposed on them and help’s offenders remain violation free. PO Whitman’s skills in the court room is common knowledge in the Fairbanks area. His ability to be fair to both the offender and the community when crafting rehabilitation plans that address treatment needs and societal norms is recognized by Judges and attorneys. Criminal Justice Technician Taylor’s ability to keep up with the high volume of paperwork and the tracking of statistics is unmatched. His skill with computers has created tracking programs and forms which have made almost unmanageable tasks manageable.

The Fairbanks PACE program is off to a great start and will continue to expand and improve the PACE program.

Thank you Fairbanks PACE Team for your service! We appreciate you!

Saturday Jul 23, 2016

Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week: Anchorage Probation Office

As we celebrate Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week, we want to take a moment to highlight the very important work our probation and parole professionals do here in Alaska.

Today we showcase The Anchorage Probation Office whose Probation Officers are shown in a monthly training for staff.

In the photograph below, PO III Norris is reviewing issues related to Search and Seizure. Thank you to all of our trainers for Office Operations, DOC Policy, One on One Control Tactics, Firearms Instruction, Medic First Aid, Field Work and Taser instruction.

We appreciate all of our Anchorage Probation Officers for their service and dedication!

Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week: PO Nora Dale

As we celebrate Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week, we want to take a moment to highlight the very important work our probation and parole professionals do here in Alaska.

Today we showcase PO II Nora Dale who was busy during Probation Officer’s week----running in the Chicago Marathon 10K event. Way to go, Officer Dale---check out that medal!

She is wrapping up her 25th year with the Department of Corrections! She will be missed. PO Dale began her career as a Correctional Officer in 1992 and transitioned over to a Probation Officer in 2008. Since that time, she has also completed her Bachelor’s Degree while working full time.

Thank you for your service PO Dale! We appreciate you!

Friday Jul 22, 2016

Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week: PO Andrea Kuckertz

As we celebrate Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week, we want to take a moment to highlight the very important work our probation and parole professionals do here in Alaska.

Today we showcase Anchorage Probation Officer Andrea Kuckertz for her dedication and commitment to the safety and protection of the Anchorage Community.

PO Kuckertz has worked for the Anchorage Probation Office for 16 years. She has not only met her responsibilities as an officer, but has surpassed them and she has helped others do the same.

She has a personal commitment to excellence which is inspiring and her personal pride in her work is obvious. Although PO Kuckertz contributions to this department are endless, most notably is her passion to train other officers.

Thank you for your unwavering commitment to the Anchorage Probation Office and the State of Alaska! We appreciate you!