Welcome, and thank you for visiting the Anchorage Police Department’s recruitment site. We are glad you are exploring a career in law enforcement and you will find that the APD is among one of the best in the nation. We serve an outstanding community and live in one of the most scenic, beautiful places you will find.
This is an exciting time to join the department as we expand our force and diversify our team. We are looking for those that have a heart of public service, who want an exciting career and enjoy making a difference every day. Our department provides excellent training, pay, and benefits, and you will work with some of the best people you will ever meet. The career opportunities at the APD are endless, from joining specialty units to promoting to leadership positions. We hope you consider our department and make the choice to serve with us – we look forward to meeting you and having you join our excellent force. Take care and be safe!
Chief Kenneth McCoy
Anchorage Police Department
Kenneth McCoy proudly serves as the Chief of Police for the Anchorage Police Department (APD) in Anchorage, Alaska. He began his law enforcement career with the APD in 1994, where he rose steadily through the ranks, serving in command assignments in patrol, detectives, and internal affairs. He was promoted to Chief in July 2021 after serving as Deputy Chief of Operations for 4 years. After graduating from Bartlett High School, Chief McCoy attended the New Mexico Military Institute where he received his commission into the United States Army in 1990. After commissioning, he served 10 years with the Alaska Army National Guard. He received an Honorable Discharge, at the rank of Captain, in February of 2000. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Justice from the University of Alaska Anchorage 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. Chief McCoy is an executive board member of the Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police (AACOP) and the FBI National Academy Associates, Alaska Chapter. He is also a member of the FBI National Executive Institute Associates (NEIA), the FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) and the Alaska Peace Officers Association (APOA). In 2019, he was inducted as an Honorary Commander for Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), Alaska. Chief McCoy has been married to his wife, Sue, for 28 years and has three children, Megan, Ken and Adrianna.