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CO Week Spotlight: Sgt. Doreen Kitter

As we continue to celebrate Correctional Officers Week and our outstanding Correctional Officers across the state, today we highlight Sergeant Doreen Kitter who started her career with the Alaska Department of Corrections at Mat-Su Pre-Trial in January 2008.

As a CO I/II, Sergeant Kitter performed all duties within the facility which include rover, Booking Officer and Control Room Operator. She promoted to Sergeant (Shift Supervisor) in December 2012 and 6 months later became the Records Sergeant.

Sergeant Kitter is MSPT’s Record Sergeant and considered one of the top, Time Accounting Officers for the Department.

Sergeant Kitter is known for her high level of dedication and excellence in all she does. She displays a professional manner at all times and is known for her positive attitude. She remains calm under pressure and never hesitates to step in when needed on shift.

Her work ethic, professionalism and dedication resulted in her selection to Mat-Su Pre-Trial Employee of the Year for 2012.

Sergeant Kitter in her off time from work loves to spend time with family camping, hunting, fishing and hanging out with the family pets her dogs.

We appreciate you Sergeant Kitter!

CO Week Spotlight: Officer Jeremy Sandy

As we continue to celebrate Correctional Officers Week and our outstanding Correctional Officers across the state, today we highlight Officer Jeremy Sandy who works at Spring Creek Correctional Center and was the Employee of the Year for 2016.

Officer Sandy joined the Spring Creek team in March of 2013 and has become a vital team member. He demonstrates through his job performance and integrity a work ethic that is admired by all.

He is an exceptionally competent officer and a pleasure to work with. He has a positive and “can do” attitude and is well liked and supported by his team in the Restricted Housing Unit. It takes a good communicator and a skilled officer to work with this population and he does it well.

Officer Sandy is a role model for others and new staff who are still under training in look to him for advice and the working knowledge to succeed. Even as a fairly junior officer he has completed the Range Officer course, is on the Spring Creek SORT Team and strives to better himself on a daily basis.

Officer Sandy is usually one of the first to respond in an incident and handles each situation with consummate professionalism as well as an outstanding attitude. His dedication and professionalism is appreciated.

He is an excellent ambassador for Spring Creek Correctional Center.

We appreciate you Officer Sandy!