The Alaska State Troopers are unique. No other department performs the missions
the Troopers routinely execute while providing law enforcement to the largest
state in the union.
There are about 400 commissioned State & Wildlife Trooper
positions spread across the state. Troopers provide primary law enforcement for
all communities that do not have local law enforcement capabilities.
Troopers work in a wide variety of law enforcement fields. They are able to select career
paths that fit their personal interests and provide professional service to the
citizens of Alaska.
Within the Division of the Alaska State Troopers a trooper
can work in a number of areas: rural law enforcement, highway law enforcement,
urban and near-urban law enforcement, drug investigations, major crime
investigations and commercial vehicle enforcement. Career paths include: fixed
or rotary wing pilot, canine handler, sea vessel, river vessel and snowmachine
operator, SERT and tactical dive units, police instructor and DARE Officer,
white collar, sexual assault, homicide, property and collision investigator.
Alaska State Trooper position is among the most demanding of any in law
enforcement. Troopers may be responsible for the public safety of a rural area
the size of a smaller Lower-48 state, or may operate in a fast-paced urban
environment. A Trooper's responsibilities require impeccable honesty during
routine duties, high-risk activities and everyday contact with the public.
Alaska State Troopers work under adverse conditions with special tools. Your
patrol vehicle may be a Piper Super Cub on floats; your office may be a 156-foot
patrol vessel. Troopers are also responsible for all land-based search and
rescue operations wthin Alaska. These duties require self-confidence and