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Division of Alaska State Troopers

The mission of the Division of Alaska State Troopers is to preserve the peace, enforce the law, prevent and detect crime, and protect life and property.

The Division is comprised of posts assigned to four geographic detachments that provide patrol, enforcement, and search and rescue to all areas of the state and a central headquarters. The Division's major components are: Alaska Bureau of Investigation investigates major crimes and enforces bootlegging and illegal drug distribution throughout Alaska; Judicial Services is responsible for prisoner transports and providing security for Alaska courts; and the Alaska Bureau of Highway Patrol keeps Alaska's highways safe by their presence on state roadways and through public education campaigns.

The Alaska State Troopers' eight core missions in meeting these responsibilities are:

  1. Maintain public peace and order.
  2. Enforce criminal laws and investigate violations of those laws.
  3. Enforce traffic laws and regulations and investigate violations of those laws and regulations.
  4. Conduct and manage search and rescue operations.
  5. Support and assist other law enforcement and governmental agencies.
  6. Investigate allegations of human abuse or neglect.
  7. Respond to the concerns and inquiries of citizens.
  8. Provide current and relevant training to law enforcement and criminal justice agencies.

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Public Safety Press Releases

Troopers Comment on Federal Drug Charges Announced Today

April 9, 2021 (Anchorage, AK) – Today the Alaska State Troopers released the following statement regarding the federal indictment of eight US citizens and 2 Mexican nationals on federal drug... Read More

2021 Studded Tire Deadline Extended

April 7, 2021 (Anchorage, AK) – Today Alaska Department of Public Safety Commissioner James E. Cockrell issued an emergency order extending the statutory deadline to remove studded tires from... Read More

Special St. Patrick’s Day Traffic Enforcement Complete

March 23, 2021 (Anchorage, AK) – Over the St. Patrick’s Day special traffic enforcement effort, Alaska State Troopers and Wildlife Troopers issued 173 citations and investigated 10... Read More