Sean McGee



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Sean McGee is an instructor and the outreach coordinator for the Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) program. He has been with the UAF campus in one capacity or another since 1985 and most recently he retired as the campus’ police chief. Sean was an instructor with the UAF Community and Technical College Law Enforcement Academy for 12 years. He has been an adjunct instructor with HSEM since 2012.

Upon graduating with from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a degree in Criminal Justice, Sean began his law enforcement career in 1991 with the North Slope Borough’s Department of Public Safety.  Sean was stationed in Utqiagvik, or what was known as Barrow, AK at the time.  NSB DPS officers would routinely be transferred to various villages on the North Slope.  Sean spent time in Nuiqsut, Atqasuk, Point Hope, and Kaktovik.  Sean transferred to the University of Alaska Fairbanks Police Department in 1993.  While at the UAF Police Department, Sean held the ranks of officer, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, and chief.  For 15 years, Sean was also a member of a multi-jurisdictional SWAT team with the Alaska State Troopers.  In this capacity, Sean was an instructor and the leader of the team’s entry element.  Sean attended the FBI’s National Academy, and he is a graduate of the 202nd Session.



  • Bouffard, T., McGee, S., & Carlson, C. (2020). Disaster management and Godzilla. Crisis Response Journal, 15(2): June.