Trooper Lateral Hire
We are now accepting applications from police officers currently commissioned in the State of Alaska by the Alaska Police Standards Council. APPLY NOW!
State Trooper Lateral is distinguished from State Trooper Recruit by having completed an acceptable basic law enforcement training program. To qualify you must possess an active police certification and at least one year of patrol experience as a full time police officer in a certified State or Municipal law enforcement agency. Special Agents who have successfully completed their prospective training academy and at least one year of law enforcement experience with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) are eligible for Lateral Hire. State Trooper Laterals, when hired, must complete a limited course of instruction focused on aspects of law enforcement specific to the State of Alaska and the Department of Public Safety.
Examples of Duties:
Participate in formal classroom and role playing situations to train in first aid, criminal law, administration of justice, criminal investigation, traffic operations, riot control and other law enforcement subjects.
Participate in physical training.
Receive training in methods of arrest, baton, use of firearms and specialized police equipment, offensive and defensive tactics, precision driving and field
Respond to and interview principals and witnesses at traffic accidents and
administer first aid if necessary.
Make general and scale drawings of accident scenes, noting details and
completing standard accident and supplemental reports.
Determine accident cause, issue citations or take principals into custody as the situation warrants.
Take statements and interview witnesses, as necessary; interrogate suspects, and document facts collected in an acceptable manner for presentation to a
district attorney's office if the circumstances warrant such action.
Prepare affidavits for search warrants; apply for and serve search warrants.
Collect evidence and prepare reports for court review.
Arrest suspects; prepare arrest warrant or criminal complaint.
Testify in court in both civil and criminal cases.
Enforce fish and game laws and regulations (for example, checking sports and commercial licenses, hunting, trapping, and guiding licenses, subsistence
permits, game and fish bag limits, and methods or means of taking fish and
Investigate criminal and civil complaints including family disputes and
reports of maltreatment of children by interviewing persons with complaints or
inquiries; provide information on laws and regulations and take appropriate
Refer victims to appropriate agencies, such as Family and Youth Services,
medical authorities, or appropriate domestic violence programs.
Properly use specialized police equipment such as cameras, radar,
intoximeter, portable breath test equipment, radios, and various deadly weapons.
Escort prisoners both interstate and intrastate; assist attorneys with
Operate state vessels, aircraft, patrol cars, and other vehicles such as snow machines, all-terrain vehicles, or other motorized equipment in a safe manner
under adverse conditions.
Serve court process including search warrants, warrants of arrest and
Complete special duty assignments such as public speaking assignments,
undercover work, dignitary escort duty, guarding prisoners in custody, or
conducting search and rescue missions.
Notify the next of kin and attempt to locate persons in order to convey
death, serious injury or illness messages or general information, such as change of orders, separated vehicles, lost articles and children in an effort to reduce shock and to give emotional and physical support through personal or telephone
contact, by utilizing friends, relatives or clergy, and applying human relations
Participate in manhunts. Respond to and assess emergency situations such as
bomb threats, demonstrations and crimes in progress and takes immediate action
to neutralize or contain the situation.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
State Troopers, law enforcement officers who are required to enforce the law, may be exposed to temptations such as favoritism, corruption, or
unlawful monetary gain. State Troopers are frequently placed in a
position of physical and mental stress. It is a "business necessity" that officers exhibit a history and characteristics of honesty, reliability, ability to manage personal finances, interpersonal skill, judgment, integrity, tolerance and stability.
Individuals must be able to perform all of the essential job functions
unassisted, and at a pace and level of performance consistent with the actual
job performance requirements. This requires a high level of physical ability to include vision, hearing, speaking, flexibility, strength and stamina.
The Alaska Police Standards Act requires that at the time of a State Trooper's hire, a licensed physician must certify the following:
The Trooper is physically sound and free from physical defects that would
adversely affect performance as a police officer;
The Trooper has normal color discrimination, normal binocular coordination,
normal peripheral vision, and corrected visual acuity of 20/30 or better in each eye;
The Trooper has normal hearing or has no hearing defect which would adversely affect performance as a police officer.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Ability to effect an arrest, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints.
Ability to subdue resisting suspects using maneuvers and weapons and to
resort to the use of hands and feet and other approved weapons in self-defense.
Ability to pursue fleeing suspects and to perform rescue operations which may involve quickly entering and exiting law enforcement vehicles (patrol car,
all-terrain vehicle, vessel, airplane, snow machine); running, lifting, carrying and dragging heavy objects; climbing over and pulling oneself over obstacles; jumping down from elevated surfaces; climbing through openings; jumping over obstacles (ditches and streams); crawling in confined areas; balancing on uneven or narrow surfaces and using body force to gain entrance through barriers.
Ability to load, unload, aim and fire from a variety of body positions
handguns, shotguns and other agency firearms under conditions of stress that
justify the use of deadly force and at levels or proficiency prescribed in
Ability to perform rescue functions at accidents, emergencies, and disasters to include administering emergency medical aid, lifting, dragging and carrying people away from dangerous situations and securing and evacuating people from
particular areas as well as directing traffic for long periods of time.
Ability to perform searches of people, vehicles, vessels, buildings, and
large outdoor areas which may involve feeling and detecting objects, walking
over uneven terrain for long periods of time, detaining and stopping suspicious persons.
Ability to operate a law enforcement vehicle during both the day and night;
in urban and rural settings, in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits, in urban congested traffic or remote settings and in unsafe
road conditions caused by factors such as rain, snow, sleet, ice, ice fog, fog, smoke and dirt roads.
Ability to process and transport prisoners and other individuals who may be
physically injured or mentally ill using handcuffs and other appropriate
Ability to extinguish fires by using a fire extinguisher and other
Ability to participate in and maintain a daily regimen of physical
Ability to conduct visual and audio surveillance for extended periods of
Ability to detect and collect evidence and substances that provide the basis of criminal offenses and infractions and that indicate the presence of dangerous conditions.
Ability to process arrested suspects to include taking their photographs and obtaining a legible set of inked fingerprint impressions.
Ability to observe, recall and distinguish color and characteristics of
persons, suspects, automobiles, location, property, etc.
Ability to comprehend, evaluate and correctly respond to oral information
received from a wide variety of sources such as dispatchers, supervisors,
witnesses and victims and through a variety of means such as personal
statements, radio or telephone transmissions.
Ability to use the senses and reasoning to gather information under difficult circumstances, apply tests of law, and make relatively independent
determinations of legality.
Ability to think and act quickly in emergencies.
Ability to maintain composure and control of the situation while enduring
verbal and mental abuse when confronted with the hostile views and opinions of
suspects and other people encountered in an antagonistic environment.
Ability to gather information in criminal investigations by interviewing and obtaining the statements of victims, witnesses, suspects and confidential
Ability to assess by evaluating statements, tone of voice, and physical
signs, the mental or emotional state of victims, witnesses, and suspects in
order to determine the most appropriate means of assisting or handling the
Ability to exercise independent judgment in determining appropriate action
when there is reasonable suspicion to detain or when probable cause exists to
search and arrest, and in determining when force may be used and to what degree.
Ability to demonstrate communication skills in court and other formal
Ability to effectively and coherently communicate over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications.
Ability to effectively communicate with people, including juveniles, by
giving information, mediating disputes and advising of rights and processes.
Ability to remember a large quantity of written and unwritten factual
Ability to read and comprehend legal and non-legal documents, including the
preparation and processing of such documents as citations, affidavits and
Ability to prepare investigative and other reports, using appropriate
grammar, symbols and mathematical computations.
Ability to function as a member of a law enforcement team and to work in a
Lateral Hire State Trooper applications are now open for police officers in the State of Alaska!Â APPLY NOW!