The Division of the Alaska State Troopers is a full service, statewide law enforcement agency. The mission is to protect and serve. The methods are varied and sometimes specialized. Besides answering calls for service on patrol, our troopers have the opportunity to be part of many specialized units such as:

Alaska Bureau of Investigation (ABI)
Alaska Bureau of Highway Patrol (BHP)
Alaska Fugitive Task Force
Child Abuse Investigation Unit (CAIU)
Criminal Suppression Unit (CSU)
Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT)
Federal Task Force Officer (TFO)
Financial Crimes Unit (FCU)
General Investigative Unit (GIU)
Judicial Services (JS)
Recruitment Unit
Special Crimes Investigation Unit (SCIU)
Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT)
Staff Instructor - DPS Academy
Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU)
Technical Crimes Unit (TCU)
Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team (WAANT)
Wildlife Investigation Unit (WIU)

In addition, many Troopers have specialized skills that complement their exisiting duties, such as:

Accident Reconstructionist
Advanced Interview Training
Boat Operator
Canine Handler
Child Forensic Interviewer
Crisis Negotiator
Crime Scene Specialist
Datamaster Instructor
Defensive Tactics Instructor
Driving Instructor
Drug Recognition Expert
FARO Operator
Firearms Instructor
Forensic Computer Examiner
Polygraph Operator
Radar/Lidar Instructor
Sexual Assault Response Team
State Pilot (fixed/rotary wing)
Tactical Diver

While we have a Search and Rescue Coordinator, Troopers all over the state manage search and rescue operations almost daily.