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 Anchorage Police Starts Largest Training Academy 

 Sixth consecutive academy in two years 

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Anchorage Police Department

Chief Justin Doll

For Immediate Release:
December 18, 2017

Anchorage Police Starts Largest Training Academy

Sixth consecutive academy in two years

ANCHORAGE – Today, the Anchorage Police Department started the sixth consecutive academy in two years with 36 recruits. This is the largest academy APD has ever held. With the addition of these new recruits there are now over 435 officers, with 55 still in some phase of training.

“The Anchorage Police Department is pleased to welcome these new recruits,” said APD Chief Justin Doll. “Appropriately staffing the department means we are better suited to answer calls for service, investigate crime, and be proactive in our community.”

It takes 18 months from the time a person applies to become a police officer to the time they are solo on the street answering calls for service. The department has been working diligently to run academies and train new officers. Once solo, this academy will help create a patrol division equipped to answer your calls for service, get to know residents and businesses in their patrol areas, and be more visible and proactive.

These recruits should graduate from the academy in early summer and move to field training.


Contact: Nora Morse (907) 786-8662
APD Deputy Communications Director
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