Captain retiring after 30 years with the Anoka Police Department
Capt. Scott Nolan announced his retirement on April Fool’s Day. But it was no joke.
After 30 years with the Anoka Police Department, Nolan’s last day was Friday, April 29.
Growing up in Coon Rapids, his first exposure to policing came as a Police Explorer.
“It was the unknowns,” Nolan said about what attracted him to the job. “Every day was going to be something different.”
Nolan started as a reserve officer and was hired by Anoka PD in 1986, after serving for a number of years as a security officer at Mercy Hospital.
He worked his way up the ranks to become second in command. The captain’s duties are to manage the day to day operations of the police department, which includes 28 officers, five sergeants, two community service officers along with two liaisons and many support staff.