ANCHORAGE (AP) Anchorage Police Department Chief Walt Monegan will stay on the job but will be getting help from two new deputy chiefs.
Mayor Mark Begich made the announcement Wednesday at a news conference.
Monegan, who became acting chief when Begich took office July 1 while the mayor reviewed a host of problems facing the police department, said he was honored and excited to be asked to stay on.
''I look forward to the challenge,'' he said.
Audie Holloway, a 23-year veteran of the police department, and Rob Heun, with APD for two decades, were named the two new deputies.
Holloway, 46, leaves his post as captain of patrol to become deputy chief of operations, overseeing detectives and patrol officers.
Heun, 49, has been a patrol supervisor, a training supervisor and a member of the homicide response team but is probably best known for his decade as president of the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association. As deputy chief for administration, Heun will manage personnel, training, recruiting, dispatch and the crime lab.
Heun replaces Mark Mew, who took a job with the Anchorage School District earlier this summer.
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