Chief Justin Doll is leaving the Anchorage Police Department. Deputy Chief of Police Ken McCoy will serve as acting police chief until the new mayor, either Forrest Dunbar or Dave Bronson, appoints leadership at the department.
Doll will take leave on Friday and will return June 30 in order to retire, Must Read Alaska has learned. The new mayor is sworn in on July 1.
Doll has been with the department for 27 years. He was recently a finalist for the police chief of San Jose, Calif., but was not chosen. He is considered highly competent and is respected in the field. He is also well liked and has been someone who has navigated the political minefield of city government and union politics.
McCoy will start as acting police chief on April 26.
McCoy has also been with the department for nearly three decades, and has been deputy chief for four years. He is a graduate of Bartlett High School and has a bachelor’s degree in justice from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and a criminal justice certificate from the University of Virginia. He graduated from the FBI National Academy and the FBI National Executive Institute.