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City of Palmer, Alaska

Lance Ketterling (Chief of Police)
Chief Lance Ketterling began his career with the Palmer Police Department in 1997 after having served in the U.S. Army.   He started out as a reserve police officer and Emergency Dispatcher. Following that he attended the Anchorage Police Academy in 1998 where he graduated as class valedictorian. He has held positions as a Patrol Officer, Evidence Custodian and, in 2001 through 2002 was attached to the Mat-Su Narcotics Unit where he served in an undercover capacity and received a special commission with the Alaska State Troopers. He was promoted to Patrol Sergeant in August of 2002 and has served as a Department Firearms Instructor, Field Training Officer, Armorer, Detective Sergeant, and Police Commander.

Chief Ketterling is a graduate of both the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration 85th School of Police Supervision, in Plano, Texas, and the Northwestern University, Center for Public Safety's 250th School of Police Staff and Command. He has a Master's of Science in Public Administration from Columbia Southern University.

He was promoted to the rank of Chief of Police in April of 2015.

231 W. Evergreen Avenue Palmer, AK 99645 907-745-3271 Fax: 907-745-0930