Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Justice majors update Alaska Peace Officers Association field manual

Left to right: Justice major Jeanene Walker, Justice Center Acting Director Dr. Allan Barnes, Justice major Sean Eichrodt, and APOA Business Manager Joe Young. Not pictured are Justice student team members Windy Thomas and Charlotte Morthorpe.
A team of Justice majors recently completed an update of the "Field Manual for Alaska Peace Officers," a publication of the Alaska Peace Officers Association (APOA). The pocket manual was first produced in 1978 and is a compilation of selected Alaska state statutes. Joe Young, Business Manager of APOA, approached Dr. Allan Barnes, Justice Center Acting Director, for assistance with this project. Students of Dr. Allan Barnes worked to update the manual which is distributed to all APOA members free of charge.

APOA was organized in 1947 and currently has 1,200 members. The organization is an inter-agency group, and members are from local, state, and federal levels of law enforcement, corrections, and the prosecutors' offices.