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Press Release

Attorney General Appoints Joe Dallaire as Fairbanks District Attorney

March 29, 2019

(Fairbanks, AK) – Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson appointed Joseph Dallaire as the next Fairbanks District Attorney, effective May 1, 2019. Mr. Dallaire is replacing current Fairbanks District Attorney Gregg Olson, who is retiring after 19 ½ years of service with the Criminal Division of the Department of Law.

"Gregg has been a great asset to the department and spent much of his career helping address rural public safety," said Deputy Attorney General Robert Henderson. "We wish him the best on his retirement and are fortunate to have such a great replacement ready to take the reigns. Joe is a dedicated and experienced prosecutor who cares deeply about the communities he serves."

Mr. Dallaire, a former law clerk to Fairbanks Superior Court Judge Randy Olsen, joined the Fairbanks District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney in 2007. He has prosecuted all types of matters in the Fairbanks District Attorney’s Office, including complex felony matters. Since 2017, he has been the Fairbanks Deputy District Attorney, supervising the office and coordinating with law enforcement agencies and courts in Fairbanks and Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow). Mr. Dallaire is also an Alaska Police Standards Council-certified police instructor and has provided legal instruction to law enforcement throughout the state.

Mr. Dallaire previously served as president of the Farthest North Chapter of the Alaska Peace Officers Association and was named its 2016 Criminal Justice Professional of the Year.

Mr. Dallaire has made Fairbanks his home for the last 13 years. He has also previously served the community as a member of the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Board of Education’s Curriculum Advisory Committee. He resides in Fairbanks with his wife and their four children.

CONTACT: Fairbanks Deputy District Attorney Joe Dallaire at (907) 465-5970 or at joe.dallarie@alaska.gov

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Department Media Contact: Senior Assistant Attorney General Cori Mills at (907) 465-2132 or cori.mills@alaska.gov.