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Commissioner

              James E. Cockrell             

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Commissioner James “Jim” Cockrell has had a storied 29-year career with the Alaska Department of Public Safety. He began his career as a Fish and Wildlife Protection Officer in 1983. After working his way through the ranks, he retired as a Major with the Alaska State Troopers in 2004. He returned to DPS soon after retirement to coordinate a Joint Enforcement Agreement with our federal law enforcement partners, before retiring a second time in 2007. During his six-year retirement, Commissioner Cockrell worked at a management level, providing critical infrastructure security services for Doyon Universal Services and Nana Management Services. Commissioner Cockrell returned to DPS in June of 2013 and served as the Director of the Alaska Wildlife Troopers before being appointed as the Director of the Alaska State Troopers in January 2014. Commissioner Cockrell again retired in 2017 and has worked as the security supervisor for the Marathon refinery in Kenai since his retirement. Governor Dunleavy appointed Commissioner Cockrell on April 6, 2021.

 

Contact Information
Physical Address

State of Alaska Department of Public Safety
Office of the Commissioner
5700 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99507-1225

Mailing Address

State of Alaska Department of Public Safety
Office of the Commissioner
PO Box 111200
Juneau, AK 99811-1200

Contact Us

Phone: (907) 269-5086
Fax: (907) 269-4543
Email: email commissioner

 dps.commissioner.office@alaska.gov