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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 five 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

Uniform Crime Report 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Department of Public Safety has released 2017 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) data in compliance with federal and state regulations. The FBI assumed responsibility for the... Read More

Illegal Bear Hunt

August 8, 2018 ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Charges have been filed against two Alaskans as the result of an Alaska Wildlife Trooper investigation into illegal hunting practices. Troopers have also... Read More

Wildlife Troopers Continue Fisheries Enforcement

August 6, 2018 ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska Wildlife Troopers are continuing their enforcement and patrol actions at commercial and personal use fisheries across the state. Recent patrol and... Read More