History

Alaska Police Officers Association

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 The Alaska Peace Officers Association is a dynamic, professional and non-partisan organization.  Our membership consists of law enforcement, corrections, prosecutors, security professionals and others at the local, state and federal levels.

APOA represents peace officers and their issues and has done so for over half a century.  We are one of the oldest and largest nonprofit associations in the state.

APOA was formed in Anchorage in 1947 as an organization to promote fellowship and better communications between agencies.  Similar organizations were formed in other Alaska communities in the early 1950s.

In April 1952, APOA was incorporated as a nonprofit organization.  A constitution was written with provisions for chapters to be formed throughout the state.  Membership today stands at over 1,000.

In 1961, the first Crime Conference and annual membership meeting was held, beginning a tradition that has continued each year.  Professionalism is the dominant theme, and is accomplished through training, education, social events, and interagency liaison. 1975 was a significant year; the State Board hired a business manager, standing committees were appointed, a permanent death benefit fund was established, and the Defensive Driver Course began.

1995 saw changes to our State Board as chapter presidents became board members to provide more and better statewide representation.

In 2013, APOA State Chapter was granted an IRS status change which transitioned the organization from a 501(c)(6) non-profit to a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit.  Donations to APOA are fully tax deductible.

 


Tactical and Practical Shooting

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  affiliated club. The program emphasis is on Safety, Education, and Training, complimented and achieved by Skill Development and Competition.

The purpose of AIM-COMM's TAPS PROGRAM is to promote tactical and practical shooting safety and marksmanship training opportunities at the Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G) Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range (HEDR), and in Fairbanks, Alaska, and surrounding communities. TAPS is a program of AIM-COMM, the Alaska Interior Marksmanship Committee.

TAPS is a United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) affiliated club. The program emphasis is on Safety, Education, and Training, complimented and achieved by Skill Development and Competition.