Chief Tom Clemons began his Alaskan law enforcement career in 1972 in Petersburg, Alaska. Chief Clemons was promoted to the rank of sergeant during his stay at Petersburg Police Department. In 1974, Chief Clemons joined the Alaska State Troopers. During his tenure with the Troopers, Chief Clemons 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 Alaska State Troopers as a First Sergeant in 1995. Chief Clemons worked as the Director of Security for 1st National Bank of Anchorage, and in 1998 joined the Sand Point Police Department as their Chief of Police. In 2000, Chief Clemons became the Chief of Police for the community of Wrangell, Alaska. In 2003, he moved to Seward where he is the current Chief. Chief Clemons is Past President of the Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police, the former Vice Chair for Alaska Police Standards Council, a Life Member of Alaska Peace Officer's Association, and is a member of FBILEEDA. He also served on advisory groups of Dare Alaska, Past Chairman of the Alaska Municipal League Law Enforcement Liability Pool, Junior Police Academy, Board Member of PolicaUSA, Western States COPS Program, SEAVIEW of Seward, and Alaska Law Enforcement Information Sharing System (ALEISS). He currently serves as Chair for the State Association of Chiefs of Police (SACOP) Mountain Pacific Region representing 12 western states of Chiefs of Police Associations and is on the smaller section committee for the SACOP Division, which serves smaller departments with 25 commissioned members or less. SACOP is a division of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He is the Past President of the Seward Lions Club, and Past President of the Seward Rotary Club.