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Probation/Parole Staff Celebrates Proclamation at Picnic

On Thursday July 18th, the Anchorage Probation Office (APO) celebrated National Probation & Parole Officer Week during a staff building picnic at Sitka Park in Anchorage. Probation Officer (PO) III Rebecca Reed championed an effort to secure a proclamation by Governor Parnell in honor of the Department of Corrections probation and parole staff throughout the State of Alaska. A copy of the Governor’s proclamation was presented at the picnic and will soon hang in a place of honor at APO. Commissioner Schmidt, Deputy Commissioner Houston, Director Belden and Special Assistant to the Commissioner Schroeder were in attendance to celebrate with the Anchorage Probation Office staff. Certificates of appreciation, signed by Director Belden and Deputy Commissioner Taylor, were provided to all the probation officers; including line officers, supervisors, and the chief probation officer.

The picnic also included team building games such as a tug of war, three-legged foot race and an APO favorite, Chubby Bunny. PO Haskins and Director Belden won the foot race and PO Watanabe is the Chubby Bunny Champion.

Special recognition needs to be given to the staff who remained back at the office to maintain our services, PO III Reed for her drive/organizational skills, to and the Thayer Family PO Appreciation Fund for the food.

— PO V Keith Thayer