Press Releases

08/16/17 DPS PR# 17-021

Troopers Conducting Focused Enforcement Effort thru Labor Day Weekend

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – Today kicks off the Alaska State Troopers and the Alaska Wildlife Troopers’ participation in the Annual National Anti-DUI campaign Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over High Visibility Enforcement Effort. This year the campaign runs from Aug. 16 through Sept. 4.

Please do your part in keeping our roadways safe by not driving impaired by alcohol, marijuana or any other substance that can cause impairment or drowsiness. Additionally, don’t hesitate to make a REDDI report any time of the year by calling 911! To learn more about REDDI (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately) visit http://www.dot.alaska.gov/stwdplng/hwysafety/REDDI.shtml.

Funding for the High Visibility Enforcement Campaign was funded by grants distributed by the Alaska Highway Safety Office.

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08/01/17 DPS PR# 17-020

Alaska State Troopers General Investigation Units

(Anchorage, Alaska) – On July 16, 2017, the Alaska State Troopers reorganized the oversight of some of its investigative personnel in an effort to improve the overall efficiency of service delivery. General Investigation Units (GIUs) have been established in Fairbanks, Palmer and Soldotna comprised of personnel who had been previously assigned to the Alaska Bureau of Investigation in those areas.  These GIUs continue to investigate complex major cases, but are now supervised by local command staff.

The Alaska Bureau of Investigation continues to operate out of Anchorage and responds statewide to assist GIUs, other Trooper detachments and outside departments as requested.

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07/10/17 DPS PR #17-019

Colonel Hall to Lead Alaska Wildlife Troopers

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – Commissioner Monegan is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Director of the Alaska Wildlife Troopers. Effective July 1, 2017, Colonel Steve Hall took over the official duties of leading the Division.

Col. Steve Hall began his law enforcement career with the Department of Public Safety, as a member of Recruit Class #42 in 1993. Following his academy graduation and field training, he was posted in Kodiak with the Division of Fish & Wildlife Protection (F&WP). In 1998 he transferred from the F&WP to the Division of Alaska State Troopers as a patrol trooper in Kodiak. His rise through the ranks included Corporal at the Public Safety Academy in Sitka and as commander of “A” Detachment in Juneau. Colonel Hall promoted to Captain in November 2013 and transferred to Anchorage where he was the Southern Detachment Commander for the Alaska Wildlife Troopers (previously known as F&WP). In addition to these assignments, Colonel Hall has been a firearms instructor with the Department for more than 20 years. He also represented the Division of Alaska Wildlife Troopers with the Board of Fisheries and managed the Division’s Vessel Section.

Please join us in congratulating Col. Hall and wishing him well in his position as Director of the Alaska Wildlife Troopers.

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