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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

Fourth-of-July DUI High Visibility Enforcement Campaign Results Are In

July 16, 2021 (Statewide) – The Annual National Anti-DUI campaign Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over High Visibility Enforcement Effort statistics are in. Additional Troopers were patrolling... Read More

Troopers Increase Patrols for July Fourth Weekend

July 1, 2021, (STATEWIDE) – Troopers will have increased high-visibility patrols on Alaska’s highways this Fourth of July holiday in an effort to prevent fatal and serious-injury... Read More

Alaska Case Selected for National Financial Crimes Award

June 29, 2021 (ANCHORAGE, AK) – Last week, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced that the Alaska State Troopers were one of the recipients of the 2021 FinCEN Director... Read More