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APD Promotes Deputy Chief and Two Captains


ANCHORAGE – Today, APD Chief Justin Doll announced the promotion of Captain Ken McCoy to Deputy Chief of Operations. Additionally, Lieutenants Julie Shank and Kevin Vandegriff have been promoted to Captains of the Patrol and Crime Suppression Divisions.

“Solidifying the APD command staff ensures we have the correct team in place to effectively deploy our resources,” said Chief Doll.  “Deputy Chief McCoy and Captains Shank and Vandegriff all bring valuable knowledge and experience to our command staff.”

Deputy Chief McCoy has been with APD for over 22 years. He has served throughout the department and has held command assignments in Patrol, Detectives and Internal Affairs. He graduated from Bartlett High School in 1988, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Justice from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a criminal justice graduate certificate from the University of Virginia. DC McCoy is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Captain Julie Shank joined the Anchorage Police Department in 2003, with over 10 years of law enforcement experience. She became a Lieutenant in 2016, assuming command of the Special Victims Units, Crimes Against Children Unit and Cyber Crime Unit. Her units coordinated with federal, state and local agencies.  She is also currently the Co-commander of the Alaska Internet Crimes against Children Task Force. 

Captain Kevin Vandegriff is a retired military officer that joined APD in 1997.  He has an advanced certificate from the Alaska Police Standards Council, a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management, and has completed the Police Executive Leadership Graduate program with the University of Louisville. During his twenty years with APD he has worked in a variety of assignments and served as a Lieutenant of Internal Affairs, Detective Commander, and most recently as the Commander of Special Operations. 

Contact : Nora Morse  (907) 786-8662 APD Deputy Communications Director

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