The Alliance Police Department is proud to announce the appointment of a new Chief of Police. Philip Lukens has accepted the position and officially started Monday, December 21, 2020. Chief Lukens will fill the role vacated by retiring Chief Kiss.
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 Louisville, Colorado Police 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. 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.”