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

Public Safety Commissioner
Walt Monegan,

Public Safety Deputy Commissioner
William H. Comer,
Deputy Commissioner


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



October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 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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Public Safety Press Releases

National Fire Prevention Week Begins

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – National Fire Prevention Week began yesterday, October 7, and runs through October 13. In the state of Alaska, fire is a serious public safety concern. In 2017, there were... Read More

State Set to Receive $5 million to Combat Drug Trafficking

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – After receiving approval for a federal High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (H.I.D.T.A.) Designation earlier this year, Alaska is expected to receive $5 million in federal... Read More

State Charges Filed in Missing Kotzebue Girl Investigation

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Based on the results of the ongoing investigation into the disappearance and death of a 10-year-old girl from Kotzebue, Peter Wilson, age 41, of Kotzebue, has been charged... Read More