Chief of Police Biography
October 1986 - May 1988
Chief Otte joined the Department in July 1965 and was assigned to the Patrol Division. September 1970 he was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to the Community Relations Bureau. Ron was promoted to Lieutenant in September 1976 and was put in charge of the Training of Personnel Sections. In 1980 he was promoted to Major in charge of Field Operations, later changed to Deputy Chief of Operations until his promotion to Chief of Police on october 10, 1986.
In 1989 Otte was hired as Chief of Police for the City of Palmer. he held that position until 1994 when he was appointed Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Public Safety. He served as Commissioner until 2000.