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Division of Alaska State Troopers

The mission of the Division of Alaska State Troopers is to preserve the peace, enforce the law, prevent and detect crime, and protect life and property.

The Division is comprised of posts assigned to four geographic detachments that provide patrol, enforcement, and search and rescue to all areas of the state and a central headquarters. The Division's major components are: Alaska Bureau of Investigation investigates major crimes and enforces bootlegging and illegal drug distribution throughout Alaska; Judicial Services is responsible for prisoner transports and providing security for Alaska courts; and the Alaska Bureau of Highway Patrol keeps Alaska's highways safe by their presence on state roadways and through public education campaigns.

The Alaska State Troopers' eight core missions in meeting these responsibilities are:

  1. Maintain public peace and order.
  2. Enforce criminal laws and investigate violations of those laws.
  3. Enforce traffic laws and regulations and investigate violations of those laws and regulations.
  4. Conduct and manage search and rescue operations.
  5. Support and assist other law enforcement and governmental agencies.
  6. Investigate allegations of human abuse or neglect.
  7. Respond to the concerns and inquiries of citizens.
  8. Provide current and relevant training to law enforcement and criminal justice agencies.

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Public Safety Press Releases

Annual Crime in Alaska Report Shows 18.5% Decrease in Crime

September 20, 2021 (Anchorage, AK) – The Department of Public Safety has published the 2020 Crime in Alaska report, the annual report on instances of crime in Alaska reported a decrease in... Read More

High-Visibility Traffic Enforcement Effort Concludes with DUI Arrests and More

September 13, 2021 (ANCHORAGE) – This year’s annual anti-DUI campaign Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, a national high-visibility enforcement effort, ended last week with 22 DUI... Read More

Halfway Stats for National Anti-DUI Campaign

August 30, 2021 (ANCHORAGE) – During the first half of the 18-day campaign, Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Wildlife Troopers have been patrolling Alaska’s roadways looking for... Read More