Anchorage police Lieutenant Nancy Reeder has accepted Fairbanks Mayor Jim Matherly’s offer to serve as the city’s new police chief. Matherly chose her over two other finalists vying for the job that’s about to be vacated by retiring Chief Eric Jewkes.

“She’s a terrific candidate, with a lot of experience,” Matherly said.

Reeder’s served in several positions during her 35 years with Anchorage police, and she now heads up the department’s Internal Affairs office. Reeder’s also an Air Force and Alaska Air National Guard veteran. Matherly says she’s also worked with Fairbanks police on cases and other issues.

“So, it’s going to be an excellent fit, and I’m very happy she’s accepted,” Matherly said.

We honor you, Nancy Reeder.

(#Repost @Alaska Public Media)