The Wildlife Investigations Unit (WIU) is responsible for the investigation of complex or high value commercial fishery crimes, large scale or on-going hunting and guiding violations and sport fish guiding violations. WIU primarily assists the Alaska Wildlife Troopers (AWT) by assuming responsibility for large cases or by providing expertise and sophisticated equipment to field Troopers. The WIU conducts covert undercover investigations for hunting and fishing guiding violations and provides nationwide support if required. The WIU works closely with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, federal prosecutors, similar agencies from other states and the Alaska Department of Law’s Office of Special Prosecutions.