JPD Chief Ed Mercer Named ‘Chef of the Year’ at ALET Graduation


On Saturday, Juneau Police Department Chief Ed Mercer.

Sitka, Alaska (KINY) – Juneau Police Department Chief Ed Mercer was named “Chief of the Year” Saturday at the Juneau Law Enforcement Training Center graduation ceremony. Alaska to Sitka,

The ceremony at the Alaska Law Enforcement Training Center was closed to the public, but those interested can watch a video recording on the Alaska State Troopers Facebook page.

Two JPD officers, Christopher Herrick and Timothy Kissner, were among the 45 graduates.

“Congratulations to the first class of 2022 graduating from the Alaska Law Enforcement Training Academy,” Governor Mike Dunleavy said. “Serving Alaskans through public safety is an honorable job. I appreciate these motivated people who want to make Alaska a safer and better place to live.

Graduate recruits have completed more than 1,000 hours of training during 17 weeks of Basic Law Enforcement Training in Alaska. Schooling included intensive instruction in law enforcement topics, physical fitness, and numerous scenario-based exercises designed to prepare entry-level police officers and soldiers for successful law enforcement careers in Alaska.

“These recruits should be proud of the work they have done to successfully complete this intensive training,” said Department of Public Safety Commissioner James Cockrell. “The Alaska Law Enforcement Training Academy produces some of the best law enforcement officers in the country. Officers of this class will join a proud tradition of service that protects Alaskans in our great state. »

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