Captain Gerard Asselin proudly serves with the Anchorage Police Department (APD) in Anchorage, AK.
Captain Asselin is a lifelong Alaskan, a member of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, and a Service High School graduate. After high school, he attended the University of Alaska Anchorage and Wayland Baptist University. He received a degree in human services followed by a graduate certificate in criminal justice from the University of Virginia. He holds a master’s degree in law enforcement and public safety leadership from the University of San Diego. He is also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy, session 276.
He began his law enforcement career with APD in 1997. Since that time, he’s served as an officer and sergeant with the Patrol Division and a detective with the Crimes Against Children Unit. He’s also filled with Warrants Unit, Special Assignment Unit-Drug Enforcement, Crisis Intervention Team, Crisis Negotiation Team, and Crime Scene Team. He’s worked as a field training officer and domestic violence instructor. Before becoming captain, he served as a lieutenant with Special Operations.
Captain Asselin is a member of the FBI National Academy Alumni Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Alaska Peace Officers Association, and a founding member of Anchorage Cops for Community. He maintains close ties to his community through volunteer service, active engagement with the Scouts of America, and other youth activities. He also proudly served as president of the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association.
Captain Asselin and his wife have been married since 1997 and have three children.