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CO Week Spotlight: Officer Chris Harrington

As we continue to celebrate Correctional Officers Week and our outstanding Correctional Officers across the state, today we highlight Officer Chris Harrington from Anchorage Correctional Complex.

Born and raised in Juneau, Alaska, Officer Harrington has a strong sense of pride for the place where he grew up. He made a decision early on that he would find a career where he could contribute to his community and state.

Officer Harrington has spent much of his career in emergency management and law enforcement. As a Correctional Officer for the past four years, he has been committed to continuing to grow and learn in his career by pursuing numerous professional certifications through the Department of Justice National Institute of Corrections and FEMA Emergency Management Institute. He is also a member of the Alaska Department of Corrections Special Operations Response Team (SORT), responsible for responding to emergency situations in correctional facilities across state. Additionally, Officer Harrington participates in the Field Training Officer (FTO) program, training new officers during their initial months on the job.

Prior to serving as a Correctional Officer, Officer Harrington worked as a technical representative to a company that responded to natural disasters, such as hurricanes and major floods. He also served in the United States Army as a Fire Support Specialist and was active duty on September 11, 2001.

Officer Harrington has a degree in Computer Science with an emphasis in Network Security. He has volunteered for the organization, Standing Together Against Rape (STAR), in the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event. In his free time, Officer Harrington enjoys spending time with his family, running, hiking, photography and snowboarding. He lives in Eagle River, Alaska with his wife and two children. We appreciate you!