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Unalaska's Police Chief Retires After 23 Years With Public Safety

Berett Wilber/KUCB

Today is Mike Holman’s last day on the job.

Unalaska’s police chief and director of public safety is retiring after 23 years with the department.

Holman has not responded to multiple requests for comment.

Until the city hires his full-time replacement, officials have appointed Deputy Police Chief Jennifer Shockley to serve as acting director.

She’s already held the role a handful of times during her 18-year tenure with the Department of Public Safety. She said it means spending more of her time budgeting and interacting with the City Council.

“Those will be areas that I’ve had not no exposure, but limited exposure to," she said. "Those are the areas that’ll be challenging and probably have some steep learning curves.”

Shockley starts Thursday as acting director.

Laura Kraegel reported for KUCB from 2016 until 2020. She was KUCB's news director starting in 2019. We are proud to have her back in the spring of 2023 filling in as an interim reporter for KUCB.
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