Upon graduating from the training academy, trooper recruits are assigned to one of three training posts:  Fairbanks, Palmer or Soldotna. Troopers often spend their first few years working and living in these areas.

Troopers are eligible to make a request to change their duty assignment after they have completed two years of service and are expected to move at least one time before they have five years of service.  Many of the public safety responsibilities that makes an Alaska State Trooper's job unique are not available in the training posts and troopers are highly encouraged to pursue rural service opportunities.

The State of Alaska pays for a trooper and their family's move costs throughout their career. See AST and AWT pages for more detailed Detachment Information on the many different posts available: