To produce and maintain highly trained and positively motivated professional officers, capable of meeting contemporary law enforcement standards of performance.
- Provide academy, in-service, and advanced training for police, corrections, probation, parole, and municipal correctional officers.
- Ensure compliance with APSC minimum qualification regulations.
|Mission Results||Core Services|
|A: Result - Professionalism among police, corrections, probation, parole, and municipal correctional officers.|
|A1: Core Service - Provide academy, in-service, and advanced training for police, corrections, probation, parole, and municipal correctional officers.|
Target #2: 5% increase over the previous year in the number of officers certified by APSC
Number of Officers Sponsored for Academy Training
Analysis of results and challenges: Each year APSC certifies police, corrections, and probation/parole officers who complete their basic training and experience requirements. In FY2019 APSC issued the same number of certificates as the prior year, although there was significant difference in the types of certifications issued. There was a general decline in basic, intermediate, and advanced police certifications, while the number of correctional and parole/probation officer certifications increased.
Certification is primarily driven by the number of officers hired by all agencies in Alaska who successfully pass a probationary period and complete mandated training. Intermediate, advanced, and instructor certificates are a function of officers obtaining more experience and training. These certifications are optional, whereas basic certification is a requirement of the position.
|A2: Core Service - Ensure compliance with APSC minimum qualification regulations.|
Target #1: Process all misconduct investigations as required by the Administrative Procedures Act.
Percentage of Internal Investigations Closed
Analysis of results and challenges: To fully resolve any compliance issues, all misconduct investigations are completed as soon as possible. When misconduct is substantiated, administrative action begins and can sometimes take several years to resolve, frequently resulting in the revocation or surrender of an officer's certificate. When misconduct is not determined to be disqualifying, the case is closed immediately with no further action taken by Alaska Police Standards Council.
During FY2019 the council opened 30 new misconduct or disqualification investigations or cases, and closed 28. Sixteen cases were resolved in FY2019 with a revocation or disqualification action. As of September 18, 2019, APSC has 33 ongoing cases. These cases are in various stages of investigation or administrative action (i.e., pending criminal convictions, discovery, court hearings, council action, and/or superior court appeals).
The reported investigations closed include cases that were closed during FY2019, regardless of which year they were initiated.
Current as of November 27, 2019