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Chief Tom Clemons
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Chief of Police
Thomas Clemons

Doreen Valadez

Alan Nickell

410 Adams Street
P.O. Box 167
Seward, Alaska  99664

Business:(907) 224-3338
Fax: (907) 224-8480
Emergency: 9-1-1

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chief Tom Clemons began his Alaska law enforcement career in 1972 with the Petersburg, Alaska Police Department where he attained the rank of sergeant.  In 1974, Chief Clemons joined the Alaska State Troopers.  During his tenure with the Troopers, he was stationed in Anchorage, Paxson (during the pipeline construction years), Juneau, and Palmer, as well as being assigned to the Criminal Investigation Bureau.  Chief Clemons retired from the Troopers as a First Sergeant in 1995 and went to work as the Director of Security for the First National Bank of Anchorage.  Longing for law enforcement, he became the Chief of Police in Sand Point, Alaska in 1998 and then moved on to Wrangell in 2000.  In 2003, Chief Clemons accepted the Chief's position in Seward and has been here ever since.  He is the current president of AACOP (Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police), past vice chair for the Alaska Police Standards Council, a member of APOA (Alaska Police Officer's Association, and LEEDA.  He also serves on the advisory groups of D.A.R.E. Alaska, AML Law Enforcement Liability Pool, Junior Police Academy, Western States COPS Program, Seaview Community Services, and ALEISS.  Chief Clemons currently serves as the chair of the Mountain Pacific Region of the State Association of Chiefs of Police which encompasses 12 western states.  

Lieutenant Doreen Valadez
Lt. Valadez first decided to go into the law enforcement field in 1989 while living in San Antonio, Texas.  She was hired as a detention officer for the Bexar County Sheriff's Department where she attained the rank of Corporal.  In October 1993, she moved back to Alaska to further her career.  She was hired by the Seward Police Department in April 1994 and attended the academy in Sitka.  During her time with the department, she has been the D.A.R.E. officer, the School Resource Officer, a member of the SART (Sexual Assault Response Team), a member of the Seward Prevention Coalition and Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Advisory Board, and has coordinated the Citizen's Police Academy and the Every 15 Minutes Program.  

Lieutenant Alan Nickell
Lt. Nickell hails from the Midwest originally.  After high school he joined the U.S. Army and then later changed forces to the U.S. Air Force.  During his years of military service, he traveled most of the world and served his country in support of the war with Iraq and the liberation of Kuwait.  In 1999, Lt. Nickell moved to Anchorage and worked for the USDA as a wildlife agent.  In 2002, he was hired by the Seward Police Department and worked as the School Resource Officer for Seward's three schools for many years before being promoted to Sergeant in August 2014.  He received the Seward Police Department's Life Saving award in 2014.  Lt. Nickell was promoted to Lieutenant in August 2018.

City of Seward • P.O. Box 167, 410 Adams Street City Hall Building • Seward, Alaska 99664 • (907) 224-3331
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