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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2021 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.

Joe Ruble - Treasurer


Officer Joe Ruble began his career with the Anchorage Police Department in 2009. He has spent the majority of his time as a Patrol Officer on Swing Shift. He has also served or continues to serve as a Field Training Officer, a Drug Recognition Expert, a Report Writing Instructor, a Shop Steward, the Shop Steward Coordinator, and a member of the Executive Board. Prior to his time with the APD, he spent nearly 22 years in the Air Force.

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.

Angie Fraize - Communications Officer


Officer Angelina Fraize has served as an APDEA Trustee and Vice President and is currently the Communications Officer. Officer Fraize started her career in law enforcement as a Field Probation Officer with DOC in 2001. Officer Fraize joined APD in 2007, worked on Swing Shift Patrol, the Training Academy and is now assigned to Backgrounds and Recruiting. Officer Fraize is the Chairperson of Anchorage Cops for Community.

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.


Payroll Specialist Vivian Barcelona Officer Matt Fraize Community Relations Specialist Renee Oistad Sergeant Brian Fuchs Officer Sean Keating Sergeant Chris Nelson Sergeant Bianca Cross Sergeant Craig Evans Officer Marcos Weinrick Homicide Clerk Amber Morris


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



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