The city of Seldovia has hired a new Chief of Police.
Robin Daniels is the current Chief of Police in Louisville, Alabama. In addition to his experience working in law enforcement, Daniels also worked as a civilian contractor in Iraq for two years.
Seldovia City Manager Tod Larson was part of a three-person hiring committee. They reviewed seven applicants before selecting Daniels for the position.
Larson says that he was specifically looking for a new Chief of Police who would be comfortable living in a remote location.
“When I’m looking for someone in a rural Alaska, they really need to want to be here. It is a little bit inconvenient being off the road network,” Larson explained.
Larson says that Daniels was a stand-out candidate, particularly because of his dedication to community involvement.
“He’s really impressed me with how he wants to spend time getting to know people themselves and getting around to different events in the community. As opposed to sitting in his patrol car and pulling people over, he wants to go get among the people,” said Larson.
The position has been open since April, when former Seldovia Chief of Police Hal Henning took a new position in Washington State.
Chief Daniels will be arriving in Seldovia in mid-November.