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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 18. Health, Safety, and Housing
- Chapter 65. Police Protection
- Section 290. Definitions.
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AS 18.65.290. Definitions.
In AS 18.65.130
- (1) "chief administrative officer" means a chief of police or other official who is head of a police department in a
- (2) "correctional facility" means a prison or jail owned, leased, or operated by the state that is designated by the
commissioner of corrections for the custody, care, security, control, and discipline of prisoners;
- (3) "correctional officer" means a person
- (A) appointed by the commissioner of corrections whose primary duty under AS 33.30 is to provide custody, care, security, control, and discipline
of persons charged or convicted of offenses against the state or held under authority of state law; or
- (B) employed in a correctional facility in this state whose primary duty is to provide custody, care, security, control,
and discipline of persons charged or convicted of offenses or held under authority of law;
- (4) "council" means the Alaska Police Standards Council;
- (5) "municipal correctional officer" means a person who is employed full-time in a municipal correctional facility whose
primary duty is to provide custody, care, security, control, and discipline of persons charged or convicted of offenses
or held under authority of law; and the municipality has adopted an ordinance under AS 18.65.285
making AS 18.65.130 - 18.65.290 applicable;
- (6) "parole officer" means a person appointed by the commissioner of corrections or employed by a correctional facility in
this state to perform the duties of supervising the parole of prisoners under AS 33.16;
- (7) "police officer" means
- (A) a full-time employee of the state or a municipal police department with the authority to arrest and issue citations;
detain a person taken into custody until that person can be arraigned before a judge or magistrate; conduct
investigations of violations of and enforce criminal laws, regulations, and traffic laws; search with or without a
warrant persons, dwellings, and other forms of property for evidence of a crime; and take other action consistent with
exercise of these enumerated powers when necessary to maintain the public peace;
- (B) an officer or employee of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities who is stationed at an international
airport and has been designated to have the general police powers authorized under AS 02.15.230(a);
- (C) a University of Alaska public safety officer with general police powers authorized under AS 14.40.043
- (8) "probation officer" means a person appointed by the commissioner of corrections or employed by a correctional facility
in this state to perform the duties of a probation officer under AS 33.05.
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