News, Events, and Activities in the Alaska Department of Corrections
The Alaska Department of Corrections is proud to present the Correctional Officer Academy #128. This Basic Correctional Officer Academy graduated 30 Correctional Officers on August 21, 2015. The Class Valedictorian, Officer Scott Love, is from the Anchorage Correctional Complex and Officer Jolene Tolbert, from Spring Creek Correctional Center, was chosen by her fellow colleagues as the class speaker. For more information on Officer Recruitment and the Training Academy, please visit this link. Congratulations Correctional Officer #128 Academy Graduates!
Each year nominations for employee of the year are submitted by the entire staff and selected by an employee selection committee. Employees are selected for demonstrated professional duty performance, service to the state and Wildwood Correctional Complex and the support and assistance provided to their fellow employees. Robert Hibpshman, Superintendent of Wildwood Correctional Complex announced this year’s winners as Correctional Officer Heath Fulk and Correctional Officer John Howland.
The two winners of the employee of the year award for 2014 are truly distinguished employees. Fulk, a 4 year Department of Corrections employee and Howland, a 14 year veteran of the department were selected for the award because they have been consistent, strong performers, both team players with good attitudes, a balanced demeanor, commitment to professionalism, and their ability to interact well with staff and prisoner alike.
Both Correctional Officer Fulk and Howland are positive role models and greatly contribute to an effective work force and a positive work environment.