KING CITY — King City Police Chief Robert Masterson has announced the promotion of Allen Rowe to the position of police captain, effective June 1.
Rowe is a 39-year veteran of law enforcement and has prior assignments as a patrol officer, field training officer, detective, sergeant and watch commander, detective bureau commander, assistant field operations commander and senior district attorney investigator.
He has received numerous commendations during his career, including Officer of the Year, Award of Valor and Distinguished Service Awards. In 1995 he was awarded a California State Assembly Resolution by Assemblyman Tom Bordonaro for excellence and leadership as a detective bureau commander.
Rowe retired from the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office in May 2013, where he was assigned to the Special Investigative Unit, Prison Prosecution Unit and the Major Crimes Unit. Since April 2015, he has been assisting the King City Police Department with organizing and analyzing over two dozen homicides that have occurred since 1999.
He is married, with two daughters and four grandchildren. Allen is the author of “Gifts of the Journey,” his story of overcoming adversity and the role it played in his life.