Chuck Kopp

District: 24
Party: Republican
Toll-Free: 866-465-4993

Session Contact
State Capitol Room 13
Juneau AK, 99801
Phone: 907-465-4993
Interim Contact
1500 W. Benson Blvd.
Anchorage AK, 99503
Phone: 907-269-0200

Chuck Kopp, a lifelong Alaska, is the son of educators and entrepreneurs that moved from Anchorage to Iliamna near Bristol Bay. Chuck has a B.A. in Justice from UAA and chose a career in public safety that spanned over 20 years. He served in the Anchorage and the Kenai Police Departments and graduated from the National Training Center of Polygraph Science as a Certified Expert Polygraph Examiner, skills he put to use in successfully resolving three homicides on the Kenai Peninsula where the victim's bodies were never recovered.

He served 7 years as the Chief of Police for the City of Kenai, and as Acting City Manager from 2005 - 2006. Alaska Governors Murkowski and Palin both appointed him to an oversight role on their transition teams with respect to the Department of Public Safety. Chuck served his community coaching high school wrestling at Region II schools, serving on boards and was Co-Chair of Security for the 2006 Arctic Winter Games committee. He is an Alaska's "Top 40 under 40", and was inducted into the first inaugural class of the Alaska High School Hall of Fame for outstanding performance as a multisport athlete. Chuck has served the State of Alaska as a Governor appointee to both the Alaska Judicial Council and Alaska Police Standards Council. Most recent, he has been Chief of Staff for two State Senators. Chuck and his wife Trish have been married 28 years and have three children.

- High School, Cook Inlet Academy, Soldotna 1979-1983
- B.A. Justice, University of Alaska, Anchorage 1983-1987
- FBI National Academy, Marine Corps Base Quantico 1996
- Public Administration, Graduate Course Work, U of AK, Southeast 1999

- Governor Palin appointee to Chair Dept. of Public Safety transition team 2006
- Alaska Police Standards Council, Member & Board Chair 2003-2007
- Alaska Judicial Council, Member 2007-2008

- Police Reserve Officer, Anchorage Police Department 1986-1989
- Police Officer, City of Kenai, Alaska, and Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska 1989-2009
- Chief of Police, City of Kenai 2002-2008
- Acting City Manager, City of Kenai 2005-2006
- Chief of Staff, serving Alaska State Senators 2009-2016

- LeeShore Center 2002-2008
- Alaska Peace Officers Association 1993-2015
- Kenai Peninsula Community Care Center 1995-2002

- Music, hiking, trail running, camping, hunting and fishing

- Alaska Peace Officer Association - Statewide "Member of the Year" 2001
- Alaska Journal of Commerce "Top 40 under 40" 2004
- Inductee, ASAA, Alaska High School Sports Hall of Fame 2006