ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Alaska State Troopers have announced a new commander for Western Alaska.
Col. Randy Crawford said Thursday that Lt. Ed Harrington has been promoted to Captain of the ''C'' Detachment, which is responsible for trooper activities from Kodiak to Kotzebue.
He replaces Doug Norris, who was promoted to major and becomes the new administrative commander for Division Operations.
Crawford says Harrington's is one of the largest geographic commands in the state. Harrington formerly served as the region's deputy commander.
Harrington began his career with the troopers in 1981, assigned to patrol in Anchorage. He has served in Judicial Services, as an investigator with the troopers Criminal Investigation Bureau and was a member of the Mat-Su Drug Unit for three years.
Harrington came to ''C'' Detachment in 1996 to oversee the Village Public Safety Officer training program.
As a sergeant, Harrington served as supervisor of the trooper post in Nome. He was promoted to lieutenant in December of 1999 and was transferred to ''C'' Detachment Headquarters in Anchorage as deputy commander.
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