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APD Promotes 10 Officers into New Leadership Roles


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Credit: Anchorage Police Department

APD's ten promoted officers alongside Chief Justin Doll and Mayor Ethan Berkowitz.

Anchorage Police Chief Justin Doll promoted 10 officers to the ranks of Sergeants, Lieutenants and Captains. The ceremony took place this afternoon at the Loussac Library inside the Wilda Martson Theatre. 

Lieutenant Joshua Nolder and Lieutenant Michael Kerle have been promoted to Captain. Sergeant Gerard Asselin and Sergeant Shaun Henry have been promoted to Lieutenant. Officer Bryan Ranger, Officer Kelly Huston, Officer Bradley Clark, Officer Jeffery Whitworth, Officer David Noll, and Officer Cory Crane have been promoted to Sergeant. 

Captain Kerle has been with APD for 21 years. He will serve as Division Commander of the Crime Suppression Division. He most recently served as Lieutenant of the Investigative Support Unit (ISU), SWAT, Explosives Ordinance Division (EOD), K9 Unit, the Technical Support Unit and Crisis Negotiations Team. Prior to that, he served as a Sergeant in the Patrol Division. Captain Kerle came to APD after serving as a commissioned Officer with United States Army for 11 years. 

Captain Nolder has been with APD for 15 years. He will serve as Division Commander of the Detective Division. He most recently served as Lieutenant of the Crimes Against Children Unit, Special Victims Unit and Cyber Crimes Unit. Before that, he was Lieutenant for the Swing Shift of the Patrol Division. Captain Nolder has been a member of EOD, a Lead Firearms Instructor as well Lead Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Instructor. 

Lieutenant Asselin has been with APD for 20 years. He will serve as Commander of the Investigative Support Unit (ISU), SWAT, Explosives Ordinance Division (EOD), K9 Unit, the Technical Support Unit and Crisis Negotiations Team. He joins the Command Staff after serving as a Sergeant in the Patrol Division for almost 10 years. He’s also served as a Detective, Crime Scene Investigator and Union president. 

Lieutenant Henry has been with APD for 11 years. He will serve as Commander of the Crimes Against Children Unit, Special Victims Unit and Cyber Crimes Unit. He joins the Command Staff after serving as a Sergeant in the Patrol Division for 4 years. He’s also served as a member of SWAT and training instructor. 

Sergeant Clark has been with APD for 14 years. For the last 9 years, he’s been a member of the School Resource Officer Program (SRO) working with students and staff at Service High School. He also served on the Community Action Policing (CAP) team. 

Sergeant Ranger has been with APD for 13 years. He’s spent the majority of that time as an officer in the Patrol Division on Swing Shift. He’s also a member of the Crime Scene Team and a Field Training Officer (FTO). 

Sergeant Huston has been with APD for 13 years. She’s a member of the Crisis Negotiation Team, a Field Training Officer (FTO) and Officer Survival Instructor. 

Sergeant Whitworth has been with APD for 13 years. He’s spent the last 8 years as an officer with the Patrol Division on Mid Shift and a Field Training Officer (FTO). 

Sergeant Noll has been with APD for 12 years. He was most recently a member of the Impaired Driving Enforcement Unit (IDEU). He’s also served in the Traffic Unit and Patrol Division. He’s a member of the Crime Scene Team and Major Collision Unit. 

Sergeant Crane has been with APD for 10 years. He’s served as Field Training Officer (FTO), Crisis Negotiator and Defensive Tactics Instructor. Prior to APD, he served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps completing two combat tours. 

These new Sergeants will begin their new leadership roles with the Patrol Division.

“I am extremely proud to have these 10 officers as part of our leadership team,” said Chief Doll. “It’s incredibly important for the Department and for Anchorage to have strong leaders as we move into the future.”

 

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