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Chief of Police Biography

Charles Anderson
June 1974 - February 1980

Charles Anderson was born in Kodiak, Alaska.  He began his law enforcement career in 1953 with the Anchorage Police Department.  After serving three years as a patrolman, he was promoted to Investigator.  In January 1960, Chief Anderson was promoted to Sergeant of Investigations.  In 1970, he was promoted to Patrol Lieutenant and in 1971, to Captain of Detectives.  In March 1973, he was appointed Deputy Chief , and in June 1974 he was selected as Chief of Police.  Chief Anderson has attended many law enforcement training schools including the Keeler Polygraph Institute, the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs School, and the 83rd Session of the FBI National Academy.  Chief Anderson has been a member of the Governor's Commission of the Criminal Justice System, the Executive Board of the University of Alaska Criminal Justice Center and has been the President of the Alaska Association of Chief's of Police. 

After retiring from APD, Charles Anderson was elected to the Alaska State House of Representatives 1981-1982.

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    • Chief of Police : Mark Mew
    • 4501 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
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