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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

Department of Public Safety Urges Fireworks Safety Over July 4th Holiday

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Due to high fire danger across the state, residents are urged to exercise extreme caution when using fireworks over the July 4th holiday. Those wanting to use fireworks as... Read More

Troopers Ramp Up Patrols for Independence Day Holiday

June 29, 2018 ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Troopers will have extra patrols on the roadways and waterways to help ensure people safely enjoy the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. Alaska State Troopers... Read More

DPS Publishes Statewide Drug Seizure Data

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – For the first time, the Department of Public Safety has developed a dashboard to inform the public on efforts the Alaska State Troopers are taking to stop drug trafficking... Read More