Alaska Trooper Recruitment Home
Welcome to the Department of Public Safety's Recruitment site. The purpose of this site is to provide applicants with as much information as possible about the Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Wildlife Troopers and the Department of Public Safety, and in so doing, help them decide if a career with the Alaska State Troopers or Alaska Wildlife Troopers will be part of their future.
About the Department of Public Safety
Department of Public Safety is Alaska's primary law enforcement agency, whose responsibilities encompass the enforcement of federal, state, and local laws. The mandate of the Department is to prevent loss of life and property as a result of illegal or unsafe acts.
The Department of Public Safety's largest component is the Division of Alaska State Troopers, which has approximately 350 commissioned members. Troopers are assigned to one of five Detachments or one of two Statewide Bureaus. The Statewide Bureaus are the Alaska Bureau of Investigations (ABI), and the Alaska Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Enforcement (ABADE). The Alaska State Troopers also provide a number of specialized functions including the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), the service of criminal warrants and civil documents, prisoner transportation, and conducting search and rescue missions.
Alaska's Wildlife Troopers' core mission is to protect Alaska's Natural Resources through Wildlife Enforcement. Alaska Wildlife Troopers also participate in the overall mission of the Department of Public Safety through enforcement of criminal laws and participation in Search and Rescue operations.
Alaska State Troopers (AST) and Alaska Wildlife Troopers (AWT) serve throughout the State, with many personnel being assigned to remote areas of Alaska. Trooper's responsibilities include the enforcement of all criminal and traffic laws, identification and apprehension of violators, and the prevention of crime and traffic violations. Troopers protect Alaska's fish and wildlife resources through the enforcement of laws and regulations governing use of the natural resources within Alaska and its adjacent waters.
The core missions of the Alaska State Troopers are:
- Statewide Drug and Alcohol Enforcement
- Statewide Major Crimes Investigations
- Wildlife Enforcement
- Statewide Training
- Highway Traffic Enforcement
- Rural Law Enforcement
We are now accepting applications for State Trooper Recruit/Out of State Lateral Spring 2014 Academy,