A veteran of law enforcement in Colorado has taken the top spot overseeing the Alliance Police Department.
In a news release, the department announced Monday afternoon the appointment of Philip Lukens as Police Chief, officially filling the role vacated by retiring Chief John Kiss as of Dec. 21.
Chief Lukens has worked in multiple capacities going through the ranks to commander in law enforcement agencies since 1997 and has achieved multiple certifications to include being a graduate of Northwestern University Center for Public Safety School of Staff and Command, FBI LEEDA, International Chief’s of Police Leadership in Police Organizations, CAP, CERT, Crisis Intervention Teams, Crash Reconstruction Expert, and numerous community policing designations.
Lukens comes from the Louisville, Colorado Police force, but also worked for Lafayette, Erie, and CU Boulder Police Departments in Colorado.
Lukens was born in and grew up in Sterling, Colorado before moving to the front range, and his familiarity with the small city and agricultural community are what led him to Alliance.
When asked to give a statement about this new role he stated, “I am honored to join the team of the great men and women who dedicate their lives to the community of Alliance. I will continue to build upon the strengths and success of Chief Kiss. I am committed to open communication and look forward to continuing a partnership with our community for years to come. Serving businesses and citizens is a delight.”