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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

Holiday High Visibility Enforcement Efforts Begin

December 13, 2018 ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The snow is falling, lights are brightening up neighborhoods and holiday parties are in full swing! For those of you that have to traverse our highways... Read More

Troopers Find Stolen Firearms while Recovering Stolen Vehicles

December 12, 2018 PALMER, Alaska – On Dec. 10, 2018, at approximately 8:00 in the morning, the Alaska State Troopers’ Palmer Criminal Suppression Unit (CSU), AST’s Palmer Patrol... Read More

2018 Thanksgiving

November 21, 2018 ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Thanksgiving is a day that is meant to commemorate all the things that we’re thankful for in life. Sadly, the holiday also marks the peak day of... Read More