Chief of Police Biography
January 30, 1947 – July 24, 1947
March 19, 1947, The City Manager announced the appointment of Elmer Johansen, 44, as Chief of Police. Johansen was born in Unalakleet, Alaska and was serving as temporary Chief of Police since Jan. 30, 1947. His appointment improved the morale at the Department. Prior to his appointment as Chief of Police he had been a Sergeant of Detectives and an Investigator from June 1, 1946 to Feb. 1947. Prior to Anchorage, he worked for several law enforcement agencies in California.