Welcome to the Alaska Department Of Public Safety
First Responders in the Last Frontier

Public Safety Deputy Commissioner
James E. Cockrell,

Public Safety Deputy Commissioner
Leon Morgan,
Deputy Commissioner


The mission of the Department of Public Safety is to ensure public safety and enforce fish and wildlife laws. 

Operating Procedures Manual:



No one should feel unsafe in their home. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, help is available. For a list of resources in Alaska, visit dps.alaska.gov/cdvsa/home.​

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Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding for Local Public Safety Agencies 
CESF funds are available to local public safety agencies on a reimbursement basis and/or for DPS purchase of allowable expenditures. Please see the announcement  (Covid-19-for-Local-Public-Safety-Agency-Opportunity) for a list of allowable expenses and instructions on how to apply for funds.
Any questions and applications  (Covid-19-Reimbursement-Request) can be emailed to cesf.grant@alaska.gov.
Public Safety Press Releases

Troopers Comment on Federal Drug Charges Announced Today

April 9, 2021 (Anchorage, AK) – Today the Alaska State Troopers released the following statement regarding the federal indictment of eight US citizens and 2 Mexican nationals on federal drug... Read More

2021 Studded Tire Deadline Extended

April 7, 2021 (Anchorage, AK) – Today Alaska Department of Public Safety Commissioner James E. Cockrell issued an emergency order extending the statutory deadline to remove studded tires from... Read More

Special St. Patrick’s Day Traffic Enforcement Complete

March 23, 2021 (Anchorage, AK) – Over the St. Patrick’s Day special traffic enforcement effort, Alaska State Troopers and Wildlife Troopers issued 173 citations and investigated 10... Read More