Chief of Police Biography
Mark T. Mew
January 25, 2010 - Present
Mark Mew is the newly appointed chief of the Anchorage Police Department. He comes to the APD from the Anchorage School District, where he served as Director of Security and Emergency Preparedness for six years.
Mew had a full career in police service prior to his tour with the school district. He retired from the Anchorage Police Department in 2003, as Deputy Chief, after twenty years of service. While at the APD, Mew worked in patrol, detectives, SWAT, and at various administrative posts. Through much of his career he was responsible for implementing new police communications and technology systems.
Prior to coming to Alaska Mew worked at the Lane County (Oregon) Sheriff’s Office, in the Corrections Division.
Mew was an appointee to the municipality’s Public Safety Advisory Commission for several years. He has also been active in the National Emergency Number Association, the Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police, the McLaughlin Youth Center Community Advisory Board, the Boy Scouts of America, and many other associations, committees, and task forces.
Mew holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Oregon, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA.
Mew makes his home in Eagle River, where he and his wife have raised a son and daughter.