Born and raised in Seward, Sgt. Schaefermeyer graduated from Seward High School in 2000. After living in South Korea for two years, he attended Brigham Young University in Utah and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Korean in 2006. He joined the Seward Police Department as a Correctional Officer in 2007 and became a Patrol Officer in October 2008, graduating from the Alaska State Trooper Academy class #0901 as the valedictorian of his class. He received the Seward Police Department's Good Conduct Award in 2014 and 2015 and was named Seward Police Department's Employee of the Year in 2017. Sgt. Schaefermeyer was promoted to Sergeant in September 2018.
Cpl. Messmer grew up in Fairbanks. He attended college at the University of Alaska Fairbanks where he received a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice in May 1999. In August of that year he was hired by the Bethel Police Department and was sent to the Alaska State Trooper Academy in Sitka where he graduated 3rd in his class of 41 students. During his 6 years with Bethel Police Department, he held the positions of Investigator and Sergeant. He is currently an APSC certified firearms and urban rifle instructor. Cpl. Messmer is trained as an armorer for Glock pistols, 1911 pistols, Remington 870 shotguns and the AR15 patrol rifles. He was hired by the Seward Police Department in February 2006. In March 2008, he was promoted to Corporal. Cpl. Messmer was voted officer of the year in 2015.
Officer Armstrong began his law enforcement career in 1995 while on active duty with the military. In 1997, he transferred into federal law enforcement for the military, working overseas as a civilian police officer. In 2000, he returned to Alaska and joined the Army National Guard where he holds both an MP and an Infantry MOS. He then began working for a private company as head of security for the cruise ship operations in Alaska. Officer Armstrong joined the Seward Police Department in 2004. Officer Armstrong is currently on deployment in Afghanistan for the Army National Guard and will be returning to the department in December 2012. He received the Seward Police Department's Traffic Stop of the Year award in 2014.
Officer Brockman began working as a police officer for the City of Seward in July, 2008. Prior to that he worked for the City of Dillingham as a police officer for eight years, a correctional officer for three years, and volunteered as a Reserve Police Officer. He began his career in law enforcement in 1994 as a Village Public Safety Officer in the remote Western Alaska villages of Togiak and Aleknagik. He attended the State of Alaska Law Enforcement Academy in Sitka in the fall of 1994. Prior to Law Enforcement he fished commercially, and piloted a spotter plane in Bristol Bay for the Herring fishery. He holds a commercial pilot's license with a variety of ratings, having logged more than five thousand hours of Alaska flight time.
Officer Woodard joined the Seward Police Department in 2014 after serving in the United States Coast Guard for many years. He attended the Alaska State Trooper Academy in Sitka, graduating as the valedictorian of his class. He received the Seward Police Department's Officer of the Year award in 2014.
Officer Mallory joined the Seward Police Department in May 2015 after serving as a Correctional Officer at the Spring Creek Correctional Center. He will complete the Alaska State Trooper Academy in November 2015.
Officer Ballard joined the Seward Police Department in October 2019. He will be attending the Alaska State Trooper Academy in Sitka beginning February 2020.