Applying for a Special Officer Commission
Under AS 18.65.010, the Commissioner of Public Safety may appoint special officers. Special Commissions are issued to those whose work will directly support the mission of the Alaska State Troopers. Each special officer appointed serves without compensation and at the pleasure of the commissioner of public safety and appointments shall be of limited duration. Appointment as a special officer does not constitute an employee/employer relationship with the Department of Public Safety except as expressly required under AS 23.30.241.
To request consideration for a Special Officers Commission from the Department of Public Safety (DPS), please follow the below steps:

Step 1: Download and review the requirements in the Special Officer Commission Application.
Step 2: Complete the Application
A completed application must be submitted for new applicants and/or renewals. Supporting documentation is required and must be submitted with the application. A checklist is provided on the application. Incomplete applications will be refused until rectified. 
Step 3: Submit the Application and Documents
The completed application and supporting documents, except the fingerprint card (item 3a). After they are completed, submit them by email to

Fingerprint card should be submitted by mail to: 

                       Department of Public Safety
                       Office of the Commissioner
                       5700 East Tudor Road
                       Anchorage, Alaska 99507

Any questions can be sent to or call 907-465-4322.