Criminal Justice Information Advisory Board

Purpose:

The Criminal Justice Information Advisory Board is established by the legislature to advise the Department of Public Safety and other criminal justice agencies on matters pertaining to the development and operation of the central criminal history repository and other criminal justice information systems. The Board provides advice about regulations and procedures, and estimates the resources and costs of those resources needed to carry out the documentation, storage, and dissemination of criminal history records in the State of Alaska.

Authority for the Board and the description of its functions is found in Alaska Statute 12.62.100.

Who is on the board?

Alaska Statute 12.62.100 also designates the departments that will be represented on the Board:

  1. a member of the general public appointed by and serving at the pleasure of the governor;
  2. a municipal police chief appointed by and serving at the pleasure of the governor; in making this appointment, the governor shall consult with the Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police;
  3. the attorney general or the attorney general's designee;
  4. the chief justice of the supreme court or the chief justice's designee;
  5. the commissioner of administration or the commissioner's designee;
  6. the commissioner of corrections or the commissioner's designee;
  7. the commissioner of health and social services or the commissioner's designee;
  8. the commissioner of public safety or the commissioner's designee, who will serve as chair of the board; and
  9. the executive director of the Alaska Judicial Council or the executive director's designee.

The commissioner of public safety chairs the Board, but it does not work for and is not directed by the commissioner.

Board members or their representatives:

Public member Del Smith
Municipal Police Chief Chief Joseph White of the Ketchikan Police Department
Attorney General Division Director John Skidmore
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Administrative Director Christine Johnson
Commissioner of Administration Special Assistant Minta Montalbo
Commissioner of Corrections Deputy Commissioner Claire Sullivan
Commissioner of Health and Social Services Chief Juvenile Probation Manager Heidi Redick
Commissioner of Public Safety Chief of Criminal Records & ID Bureau Kathryn Monfreda
Executive Director of the Alaska Judicial Council Executive Director Susanne Dipietro

When does the board meet?

By statute, the board is required to meet at least once every six months. The Board schedules its meetings quarterly, but has the latitude to adjust for circumstances.

Records of the Board:

The Board is a public board and, except for the specific functions outlined in the Alaska statutes, is open to the public. Agendas and minutes of the meetings are posted on this website for public information.

Meeting agendas and minutes:

September 19, 2017 
Agenda  Minutes
December 17, 2003
Agenda  Minutes
September 25, 2003
Agenda  Minutes
June 18, 2003
Agenda  Minutes