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Lemon Creek COs complete investigator course

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Congratulations to the 21 Lemon Creek Correctional officers who recently attended and became certified Institutional Investigators.

The two day, 16-hour Institutional Investigator class was designed to provide correctional officers investigative guidelines, knowledge, and skills in order to affect prosecutable criminal cases and to assist Alaska State Troopers and DOC Investigators to properly preserve, document, and investigate crimes within DOC institutions.

Besides a written examination, investigators had to develop a plan to properly preserve and document the scene, and properly seize all of the potential evidence.

Some of the feedback from the students included:

“Best class I have taken in 10 years.”

“Very engaging. Kept the topic interesting and the class never became boring.”

“Loved this class!”

“Very interactive. Working through the tough cases was very informative.”

Instructors will be continuing visiting institutions around the state in order to help even more officers learn investigative techniques.