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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 five 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

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Council Releases 2017 Annual Report, Victim Services Grant RFP

(JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA) has released its 2017 annual report outlining changes, progress, and enduring commitment to combatting Alaska... Read More

Studded Tire Removal Deadline South of 60° North Latitude on April 15

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – Alaskans living south of 60° North Latitude must have their studded tires removed before April 15. Beginning Sunday, Alaska State Troopers and local law enforcement... Read More

Troopers Ask for Information Regarding Shot Wood Bison

On 3/30/18, The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) reported an illegal take of a wood bison near the village of Shageluk. The cow wood bison had been in or near the village of... Read More