McCoy Appointed Acting Chief of Police
Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson appointed Kenneth McCoy, Deputy Chief of Police for the Anchorage Police Department (APD), as APD’s Acting Chief of Police. Deputy Chief McCoy replaces Chief Justin Doll, who is planning to take accrued leave before entering retirement.
During his almost three decades of public service at APD, McCoy has risen steadily through the ranks, serving in command assignments in the Patrol Division, Detective Division, and Internal Affairs. He has extensive experience as a detective and a detective supervisor of violent crimes, including supervising the Special Victims Unit and handling sensitive cases having to do with sexual assault. He has served as Deputy Chief of Police for four years.
Before arriving at APD, McCoy attended the New Mexico Military Institute where he received his commission into the United States Army in 1990. He served 10 years with the Alaska Army National Guard and received an Honorable Discharge, at the rank of Captain, in February of 2000.
McCoy is a proud graduate of Bartlett High School, home of the Golden Bears. He holds a bachelor’s in Justice from the UAA and a criminal justice certificate from the University of Virginia. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, session 265, and the FBI National Executive Institute, session 42.
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