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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Submit Anonymous Crime Tips
Submit crime tips to the Alaska State Troopers quickly online while remaining anonymous. Using your cell phone text the keyword AKTIPS, followed by your crime tip to 847411. Alternatively you can submit a tip securely online here. Help the Alaska State Troopers keep your community and state a safe place to live. 
Public Safety Press Releases

Victim of Serial Killer Robert Hansen Identified 37 Years After She Was Discovered

October 22, 2021 (Anchorage, AK) – The Alaska Bureau of Investigation (ABI) Cold Case Investigation Unit (CCIU) recently launched another attempt to identify the remains of one of serial... Read More

Alaska State Trooper Arrested on Child Sexual Abuse Charges

October 13, 2021 (Anchorage, AK) – Today the Alaska Department of Public Safety and Alaska State Troopers arrested 39-year-old Soldotna resident Benjamin Strachan. Strachan is employed as an... Read More

CDVSA Releases 2020 Alaska Victimization Survey Results

October 6, 2021 (Juneau, AK) – The Alaska Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA) and the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Justice Center have completed the quinquennial... Read More