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Commissioner Amanda Price



Commissioner Amanda Price is a lifelong-Alaskan from a law enforcement family who brings two decades of experience in government affairs, fiscal operation, and organization management. Commissioner Price served as the Senior Advisor on Crime Policy and Prevention to Governor Bill Walker, during which she uncovered a trend of unsubmitted, untested sexual assault kits. She worked with statewide law enforcement to understand the scope of the problem, secured federal funding, and proposed legislation to improve the state’s response to sexual assaults, which led to a significant movement underway in Alaska. Prior to her time in Governor Walker’s Office, Price served as the Executive Director of Standing Together Against Rape (STAR), the only statewide, standalone rape crisis center in Alaska. In that role, she worked laterally with the Special Victims and Crimes Against Children Units of the Anchorage Police Department, as well as the Alaska Bureau of Investigation to effectively respond to sexual assaults in a victim-centered manner, improving investigatory capacity and success rates in the criminal justice process.  During her tenure at STAR, Price also developed, hosted, and facilitated a bi-partisan multi-state summit to address violence in the military in response to the National Guard sexual assault allegations. Commissioner Price has served on the National Criminal Justice Association (member), the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Finance Committee Chair, Legislative Committee member), the Anchorage Child Abuse Caucus (member), the Governor’s Criminal Justice Data Initiative (member), and the Municipality of Anchorage Housing and Neighborhood Development Oversight Committee. 
 

Contact Information

Physical Address

State of Alaska Department of Public Safety
Office of the Commissioner
5700 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99507-1225

Mailing Address

State of Alaska Department of Public Safety
Office of the Commissioner
PO Box 111200
Juneau, AK 99811-1200

Contact Us

Phone: (907) 269-5086
Fax: (907) 269-4543
Email: email commissioner

 dps.commissioner.office@alaska.gov