Anchorage Police Chief Ken McCoy announced his retirement on Tuesday. He will leave the department on Feb. 1, 2022.
In his note on the mobile app Everbridge, he thanked the men and women of the department for their professionalism and dedication to service.
“I could not have achieved success on my own, it’s always been a team effort and I’ve been blessed to work alongside some of the finest professionals in law enforcement. As I close this chapter, I’m overcome with pride for this department and what we’ve accomplished together,” he said in is statement.
Must Read Alaska sources say he has been offered a higher-paying job in the private sector in Alaska.
After graduating from Bartlett High School, 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.
McCoy 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 acting chief in April 2021 after serving as deputy chief of operations for 4 years.
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.