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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

Troopers Respond to Apparent Domestic Violent Deaths in Rural Alaska

July 1, 2020, Anchorage – In less than 10 days, five people were killed in Western Alaska. The first was Lawrence Paul; he was killed in Grayling on June 22, 2020. Two women, Rhoda Adams of... Read More

Troopers Increase Patrols for Independence Day Holiday

July 1, 2020, Anchorage – Troopers will have extra patrols on the roadways and waterways to help ensure people safely reach their destinations for the Fourth of July holiday. Alaska State... Read More

Public Safety Academy to Graduate 33 Law Enforcement Officers

June 12, 2020, SITKA — A full house is expected tomorrow afternoon as 33 newly minted law enforcement officers march across the stage to receive their badges. To accommodate social distancing... Read More