AST > Home

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.

For a career that's anything but ordinary...

Join the State Troopers

Four Horsemen

Public Safety Press Releases

St. Patrick’s Day Enforcement Effort

Have a Shamrockin’ Good Time! ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – We don’t have to tell you St. Patrick’s Day is Saturday. We know a whole bunch of Alaskans are ready for the festivities... Read More

Recruitment/Retention Plan Overview and Employee Engagement Survey

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska)—The Alaska Department of Public Safety (DPS) is in a very challenging time, a pivotal juncture of personnel challenges combined with a growing demand for public safety... Read More

Operation Frostbite SOR Compliancy Check

During late January, the temperatures in Fairbanks fluctuated anywhere from the single-digits all the way down to mid-30s below zero. Life doesn’t stop moving because it’s cold. Kids... Read More