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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

2017 Fire in Alaska Report Released

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Division of Fire & Life Safety (FLS) has published the Fire in Alaska 2017 to its website. The report details fire fatality and injuries across Alaska. The report... Read More

Alaska State Troopers Release Statement on Ashley Johnson-Barr Investigation

KOTZEBUE, Alaska – Alaska State Troopers have released the following statement regarding investigation into the disappearance of 10-year-old Ashley Johnson-Barr, who was last seen on Thursday... Read More

Alaska State Troopers Shift Focus of Search Efforts for Ashley Johnson-Barr

KOTZEBUE, Alaska – Alaska State Troopers have released the following statement regarding the ongoing search and rescue operation and investigation into the disappearance of 10-year-old Ashley... Read More