Welcome to the APDEA!

The Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDEA) represents over 500 employees at the Anchorage Police Department, the largest law enforcement agency in Alaska. Founded in 1964, APDEA is the city’s second-largest bargaining unit and operates independently of any larger union. Employees fall under more than 20 different classifications throughout the department and are all part of a collaborative public safety unit, offering the best possible service to the Anchorage community. As employees of the Anchorage Police Department, we have a stake in the progress of the department and are major supporters of youth activities and victim advocacy charities in Anchorage.

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2019 APDEA Executive Board


Sergeant Jeremy Conkling - President


Sergeant Jeremy Conkling joined the Anchorage Police Department in 2011. Beginning as a patrol officer, Sergeant Conkling has spent most of his career on patrol swing-shift, where he also performed as SWAT, Firearms Instructor and Officer Survival Instructor. Prior to joining APD, Sergeant Conkling served four years with the Valdez Police Department. Sergeant Conkling, who currently serves as the APDEA’s President, was first elected to the executive board in 2016.

Officer Brian Burton - Vice President


Officer Brian Burton has been with Anchorage Police Department since 1997. Brian has worked as a patrol officer, an academy instructor, and administrative assignments. Brian is currently assigned to the School Resource Officer Unit at Chugiak High School. He has been a shop steward and a member of the Executive Board.

Detective Margaret Bergman - Treasurer


Detective Margaret Bergman currently works at the Anchorage Police Department in the Burglary Unit and has been in law enforcement since 2000. Margaret has been a shop steward and on the Executive Board in the past. She was elected APDEA Treasurer in 2018 for the 2019-2020 term.

Dennis Lasley - Secretary


Dennis Lasley began his career at APD in 2008 as a patrol recruit. Due to an injury, Dennis joined the ranks of our civilian staff in 2009 and currently works in our Dispatch Center. In 2019 Dennis promoted to Communications Clerk III. Dennis has worked in a number of areas throughout the department, including Records, Administration, Evidence, Detectives, and the Fleet Program, giving him a broad understanding of the agency’s various operations and functions. Dennis has served on the executive board in the past, and joins us as Secretary for his second term.

Marcos Weinrick - Communications Officer


Marcos Weinrick joined APD in May of 2015 and spent most of his career on Swing Shift Patrol. Marcos is a member of the APD SWAT Team and is also a Field Training Officer. Marcos says: "I enjoy volunteering and interacting with our community as much as possible."

Karen Kurtz - Administrative Assistant


Karen Kurtz worked for the Municipality of Anchorage for 30 years, 28 of which were with APD Dispatch. During her career as a dispatcher, Karen also served on the APDEA Executive Board. After retiring and taking a year off, Karen became the Administrative Assistant for APDEA. Karen and her husband stay busy trying to wear out their energetic Rottweilers and Murphy the cockatoo.


Officer Chad Schaeffer Officer Sean Keating Officer Joe Ruble Officer Brian Fuchs Payroll Specialist Vivian Barcelona Sergeant Charles Baker Sergeant Craig Evans Homicide Clerk Amber Morris Sergeant Chris Nelson Sergeant Bianca Cross


Contact Us

Please feel free to use the following resources to get in touch with us and we will respond in a timely manner.


General Information

Phone: 907-561-7500


Mailing Address:

P.O. BOX 230330



Executive Board Officers