ACOA Press Release on PCC Closure

ACOA/Correctional Officers/Public Excluded from DOC Commissioner’s Decision
This morning the Department of Corrections announced the closure of the Palmer Correctional Center. The Commissioner also indicated in the press that he had been in “regular dialogue about these scenarios” with the Alaska Correctional Officers Association (ACOA); this is inaccurate. ACOA heard rumors of potential closures and […]

July 29th, 2016|Homepage, Institution Closures|

ACOA’s Response to Dean Williams’ Administrative Review

It is now clear that neither Dean Williams nor the Governor is going to retract what was said in the Administrative Review of the Department of Corrections. A retraction from the Administration would, by far, have been the best way for this to be resolved. Below is ACOA’s official response to the Administrative Review […]

April 7th, 2016|Current Issues, Homepage|

Dean Williams Falsely Attacks COs, then Appointed Commissioner

There is no other way to say it; yesterday’s announcement was an unmitigated disaster for Correctional Officers. Seven years of hell, then a year and a half of trying to work with the new Governor … followed by the best possible outcome, Walt Monegan became acting Commissioner. It would be an understatement to say […]

January 30th, 2016|ACOA News, Homepage|

New Department of Corrections Commissioner

The Governor announced today that Commissioner Taylor is being replaced with interim Commissioner Walt Monegan. Below is the video of the Governor’s statement. Additionally, the Administration release this Administrative Review of the Department.

ACOA released the following Press Release following the announcement.
Link to Press Release

November 17th, 2015|ACOA News, Homepage|

Request for Volunteers – Legislative Liaisons

We are currently preparing for the 2016 Legislative Session. With the State billions of dollars in the hole we will need all the support we can get in Juneau. Our primary concerns are stopping cuts to CO ranks and ensuring that no institutions are closed under the misguided belief that there is a savings […]

October 28th, 2015|Homepage, Political Action Committee|

Suicide at Spring Creek

No doubt you are all aware that on Monday afternoon a woman shot herself at Spring Creek about an hour before shift change. Several Correctional Officers and the Spring Creek nurse administered aid; however the head wound was extensive and the woman died after being taken to the hospital. The Officers who responded to […]

August 7th, 2015|Current Issues, Homepage|

CPOF – Project 2000 XXVI

Each year the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation (CPOF) hosts a National Memorial Ceremony for Fallen Correctional Officers. This year some of the event  is going to be streamed live at https://livestream.com/accounts/8724178. You’ll have to set up a free account on livestream if you would like to watch.

CPOF Event Flier

About CPOF
“The Correctional Peace Officers (CPO) […]

June 18th, 2015|Announcements, Homepage|

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Thank you guys for participating in this great event
(they never looked so good)!
The team of Officers surpassed their goal of $1300 and raised $1850 to combat sexual assault. The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event is put on annually by STAR (Standing Together Against Rape). We encourage any interested Officer to join this […]

May 4th, 2015|Homepage, In the Community|

National Correctional Officer Week – May 3-9, 2015

Thank you for Your Service

May 4th, 2015|Announcements, Homepage|

Funeral Scheduled for Fallen Officer

On April 3, 2015 Officer Thomas (TJ) Kobel was killed in an auto accident while driving south on the Glen Highway. TJ is survived by his wife Lindie Kobel who also sustained serious injuries in the crash. TJ was on Shift 1 at the Goose Creek Correctional Center. Despite the fact that TJ had […]

April 10th, 2015|Announcements, Homepage|