Acting Commissioner Keith L. Mallard
5700 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, Alaska 99507-1225
or P.O. Box 111200
Juneau, AK 99811-1200
Phone: (907) 269-5086
Fax: (907) 269-4543
Keith Mallard was appointed Acting Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety on October 14, 2013 by Governor Sean Parnell. Commissioner Mallard is a 17-year veteran of the Division of the Alaska State Troopers and a graduate of both the FBI National Academy and the DEA Drug Unit Commanders’ Academy. Commissioner Mallard was the Colonel for the Alaska State Troopers prior to his appointment.
Prior to becoming an Alaska State Trooper, Commissioner Mallard worked as both a municipal police officer and as a deputy sheriff. In his years with the Division of Alaska State Troopers, he served the citizens of Alaska in many assignments. Commissioner Mallard started his career with the Department of Public Safety in 1997. His first post was in Fairbanks where he served as a SERT member, field training officer, and dual purpose canine handler. He transferred to Aniak in 2000, where along with two other troopers responded to calls for service in 21 villages. He was an oversight trooper for the region’s Village Public Safety Officers and assistant coach for the Aniak High School and Junior High Wrestling Teams. In 2002, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and assigned as the post supervisor in Girdwood. In addition to his duties as post supervisor, he once again served as a dual purpose canine handler and became a canine instructor. In 2004, he was promoted to lieutenant and served on the Directors Staff before being transferred into the Alaska Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Enforcement (ABADE) as the Deputy Commander in 2005. In 2006, he was promoted to the rank of captain and assigned as the Commander of the ABADE. He was promoted to Colonel in December of 2010.