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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

Troopers Conducting High Visibility Enforcement Effort

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – The Alaska State and Wildlife Troopers started the Annual Click It or Ticket high visibility enforcement effort today. The effort runs through June 2.The main focus of... Read More

DPS Highlights the Severity of Strangulation

May 7, 2019 (ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – On Friday, May 3, 2019, a Sitka jury found Albert Macasaet guilty of Murder in the First Degree in relation to the murder of 27-year-old JudyLee Guthrie, of... Read More

National Arson Awareness Week 2019

May 6, 2019 (ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – This week the Division of Fire and Life Safety is calling attention to Arson Awareness Week. Today through Friday, May 11, the focal point for this awareness... Read More