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Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Announces New Chief of Police and Fire Department


Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport has selected Jesse Davis to the position of Chief of the Police and Fire Department. Chief Davis has over 15 years experience with the department and actively served as an instructor in all three of the police, fire, and medical disciplines. He also served as the Department Training Sergeant maintaining accountability for local, state, and federal records and requirements for all 70 members of the department. In addition, Chief Davis was a project manager for the airport’s triennial disaster exercise, and maintains numerous additional duties within the department.

Prior to joining the airport team, Chief Davis served in the US Air Force as a B-52 Navigator and Bombardier during the Gulf War, and was the Executive Officer and Assistant Professor for the ROTC program at Washington State University and University of Idaho. Chief Davis has a Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Physics from Oregon State University, and a Masters of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.

“Our search for the new Chief of Police and Fire for the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport extended nationwide and beyond,” stated John Parrott. “I’m delighted to say that after all that, we found that the most qualified individual was right here. This fact speaks volumes as to the quality and depth of our Police and Fire Department.”

The Alaska International Airport System (AIAS) - comprised of Ted Stevens Anchorage and Fairbanks International Airports - is home to over 30 international and domestic airlines providing passenger and cargo service throughout Alaska, the United States, Europe, and Asia. AIAS is an extraordinary economic engine; serving nearly 6 million passengers per year and accounting for 1 in 8 jobs in Anchorage and 1 in 20 jobs in Fairbanks.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) oversees 254 airports, 11 ferries serving 33 communities, 5,700 miles of highway and 660 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of ADOT&PF is to “Get Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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