Allen has lived in Port Angeles since April of 1993. He moved to the area to accept a position at the Port Angeles Police Department as a patrol officer.
Allen has always been a dog lover and in 2003 he became the 2nd K-9 handler for the Port Angeles Police Department. He worked with his partner, Kilo, for 11 years before he retired at the age of 13; that's a long career for a K-9.
Allen retired from the Port Angeles Police Department at the end of 2017 and is enjoying the low-stress lifestyle of semi-retirement.