On September 26, 2014 38 Correctional Officers from institutions throughout the state gathered at the Palmer Municipal building to participate in graduation ceremonies for Class #125. The officers spent six weeks at the Department of Corrections Training Academy in Palmer attending classes designed to increase their knowledge concerning inmate management, facility operations, officer safety, substance abuse and treatment, identifying medical emergencies and policies and procedures. Graduation was packed with family, friends and coworkers. Class Valedictorian was Jeremy James from Anchorage Correctional Complex. With the support of their family, friends and co-workers their journey with the Department of Corrections is just beginning. We must remember with each graduating class there is hope that these students will become our future leaders. Thus we have the challenge not only to be co-workers but to become a mentor and set an example of what is good and right within each of us and our Organization. Congratulations Class #125.
— PO III Caroline Stevens