Former DPD Sergeant Surrenders Police License

May 23, 2013

Travis Schiaffo surrendered his license to serve as a law enforcement officer in Alaska amidst unspecified allegations of misconduct.

At a meeting Tuesday in Kenai, the Alaska Police Standards Council voted to revoke the licenses from 11 people, including former Alaska State Troopers, police officers, and corrections officers, according to the Anchorage Daily News. Two others, including former Dillingham police officer Travis Schiaffo, reportedly chose to surrender their license rather than fight unspecified allegations.

The 13-member council is charged with determining whether certification should be revoked in cases of misconduct by a certified police officer.

The council did not disclose what complaints or alleged misconduct Schiaffo was facing.

Schiaffo was hired by the Dillingham Police Department on Dec. 15, 2009, and served as a senior patrol sergeant. On occasion Schiaffo filled in as Interim Chief of Police at the department. He resigned in October, 2012, and reportedly took work as a police dispatcher in Dutch Harbor.

In 2005, Schiaffo suffered serious injuries while rescuing his daughter from a fire at their mobile home in Metlakatla.