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ACOA Letter to Governor Dunleavy on Privatization

October 17, 2019   Governor Dunleavy, When we met, you asked for my thoughts and concerns regarding your intent to send Alaskans to out-of-state private prisons prior to utilizing the available capacity at Palmer Correctional Center. As a Correctional Officer for 22 years, my thoughts on this subject are straightforward - please do not do this. This decision would undermine your public safety goals. Sending inmates out-of-state will break up [...]

October 17th, 2019|Categories: Current Issues, Homepage|

2019 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Thank you to everyone who participated! The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event is put on annually by STAR (Standing Together Against Rape). Next year we encourage all interested Officer to join this event, strap on some high heels, and raise money to help prevent sexual assault in Alaska. All of the institution teams together raised over $4,100 dollars! The teams that raised the most money (per captia) was [...]

April 30th, 2019|Categories: Walk a mile in her shoes|

2019 Annual Meeting & Super Bowl Party

Sponsor Alaska Railroad • Jean Ward • Get Air • Extreme Fun Center Wasilla • Christina Wilson Art • Tay’s Little Touches (Fairbanks) • Dave Beaulieu • CPOF – Ned Entwisle • Alaska Zoo • Hilltop Ski Resort • House of Harley-Davidson • J&J Smart Charters • House of Bread • Veronica Taylor • LeighAnn Pass • Center Bowl • Southside Strength & Fitness – Hal Lloyd • Pen Air • Wasilla Grand View Inn • Bear Tooth • Seattle Seahawks • Anchorage Downtown Marriott Hotel • Alaska Club • Jazzy Popcorn • W.E. Custom Woodworking (Nikiski) • Bass Pro Shop • Eagle River Jalapenos • Julie Sharkey • Great Northern Guns • Piscoya Girls • Jason Stewart • Ondago DJ Entertainment  Each year we offer [...]

March 6th, 2019|Categories: Super Bowl and Annual Meeting|

New DOC Commissioner Announced

Today, Governor Dunleavy announced the new Commissioner for the Department of Corrections, Nancy Dahlstrom. We worked with Nancy when she was an Alaska State Representative between 2003 to 2010 where she served as Co-Chair of the Armed Services Committee, Vice-Chair of the Judiciary Committee, Legislative Budget & Audit Committee, and the Public Safety Finance Subcommittee. Nancy was reelected to the State House this fall, but we are pleased, and excited, [...]

December 5th, 2018|Categories: Current Issues, Homepage|

Lawsuit Filed Against DOC for Knowingly Allowing Officer to be Assaulted

On Friday, October 26, Officer James Harvey filed a lawsuit against the Department of Corrections, Commissioner Dean Williams, and PCU Supervisor Sherrie Daigle. Although it is filed in Officer Harvey’s name, as was necessary due to the nature of the complaint, this lawsuit affects all Correctional Officers. The complaint seeks an injunction to force the State/DOC to tell Officers when Management becomes aware of any threat made against the Officers. [...]

November 8th, 2018|Categories: ACOA News, Current Issues, Homepage|

2018 ACOA Scholarship Winner Announcement

The Alaska Correctional Officers Association (ACOA) Scholarship program is intended to help ACOA Members with the cost of their dependent children’s education. In 2018 ACOA awarded three $500 scholarships to dependent children of ACOA Members who are attending Institutions of Higher Education. It is ACOA’s hope that these scholarships will help reduce the financial impact and provide some assistance to our Members’ children who are continuing with their educational [...]

September 12th, 2018|Categories: ACOA Scholarship|

HB 235 – North Star Medal

Link   Title "An Act creating the North Star Medal."   Primary Sponsor Representative Kreiss-Tomkins   Sponsor Statement HB 235 creates a rare and high honor to be awarded by the State of Alaska to first responders who are injured or killed while exhibiting great courage in the service of their fellow Alaskans. The North StarMedal is reserved for firefighters, peace officers, first responders, and search and rescue volunteers. [...]

April 18th, 2018|Categories: Legislation|

2018 Legislative Shoot

Thank you to all of our 2018 Legislative Shoot particpants and volunteers! News on the Event

April 4th, 2018|Categories: The Legislative Shoot|
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