Alaska State Troopers

  • Agency: Alaska State Troopers
  • Address: 5700 E Tudor Road, Anchorage, 99507 AK
  • Chief:
Phone: (907) 269-5511

Alaska State Troopers is located at 5700 E Tudor Road, Anchorage, 99507 AK. The Alaska State Troopers phone number is (907) 269-5511.

Alaska State Troopers News

If you are interested in applying for a Vessel Technician position in Juneau or know of anyone who might be interested and meets the minimum qualifications, please see Workplace Alaska for more information. This position is open to Alaska residents.To view this position posting visit Workplace Alaska

The Alaska State Trooper Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) trains monthly in various parts of the state for high risk situations. Do you have what it takes? Join us!

On Saturday May 26, 2018 Sergeant Massie was dispatched to a moose calf running the fence line near mile 7 of the Glenn Highway and JBER. Sergeant Massie arrived on scene and APD Officer Morales was already on scene attempting to keep the baby moose from running into the highway. Officer Morales was able to get control of the calf and used leg restraints to secure her. Sergeant Massie and Officer Morales were able to transport the calf back onto JBER where she was released into the woods, it was a happy ending for all!

Trooper Will stopped to talk with this man walking in the middle of nowhere with crutches!! He thought he may be injured and in need of help but that was not the case. Holly Harrison AKA “The man walking 15,000 miles” started his journey some 18 months ago walking from the southernmost tip of South America and his finish line is Prudhoe Bay, Alaska!! He has gone through approximately 18 pairs of shoes and survived a massive heart attack in Reno, Nevada but continued to pursue his goal. Trooper Will met him at mile 1299 of the Alaska Hwy on April 28, 2018. Holly has been featured on the news, documenting his journey. Link to the Today Show story:

At noon on Saturday May 19th, during the Petersburg Mayfest Celebration, the first annual “Guns and Hoses” challenge took place. Petersburg Law Enforcement challenged the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department to a physical challenge. The challenge: to pull a fully rigged fire truck one city block. The Law Enforcement team was represented by USFS LEO, NMFS officers, a USCG boarding officer, Petersburg Alaska Wildlife Trooper Litster, Petersburg Police officers and dispatchers. The Fire Department turned out in force. Their ranks included Fire, EMS and one fireman who participated in full on Viking regalia. In all there were 13 participants for each team. Both teams had the trucks cruising through the center of town at dead run. When the dust settled, the Law Enforcement team were victorious. The challenge was proposed in an effort to promote health and fitness between the two groups. This is hopefully the first of an ongoing “rivalry” where challenges will be held during community events.

In memoriam: On this day in 1984, Trooper Troy Duncan was shot and killed during a manhunt for a serial killer near Manley Hot Springs, Alaska. He was 34 years old at the time. He served with the Alaska State Troopers for almost three years.

Alaska State and Wildlife Troopers work hand-in-hand with our federal and local law enforcement partners to keep Alaskans safe. This morning, Governor Walker, Attorney General Lindemuth, and U.S. Attorney Schroder joined Commissioner Monegan and Colonel Brinke at the Crime Lab to highlight those partnerships. Recently, Alaska received a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Designation from the federal government, which will unlock additional money to combat drug trafficking and abuse across the state.

Christopher Shaw has been located and was transported back to Whittier on a boat from Lazy Otter Kayak tours. On 5/14/18 at approximately 1530 hours, Soldotna Dispatch received a call from Christopher Shaw, age 30, of Anchorage stating that he was somewhere between Billings Creek and Poe Bay. He encountered a storm and his gear was wet, he was cold, and he felt sick. He did not think he could make it back to Whittier. AST contacted AWT and requested that Shaw be picked up. Dispatched had explained to Shaw that he needed to be visible on the beach. Shaw’s phone was at 13% during the last contact with him. The coordinates initially given to AWT put Shaw at the East side of Poe Bay. His phone was later pinged multiple times and showed he was at Pt. Pigot approximately 4 miles past Poe Bay. AWT initiated a Search and Rescue for Shaw. The P/V Sound Justice searched the area from 1730-2230 hours. AWT had to return to port due to darkness. APD checked one address last night and is checking another this morning to confirm he did not self-rescue. Whittier Police checked the parking areas and were unable to locate Shaw’s registered vehicles. The P/V Sound Justice will continue to the search efforts today. Dispatch is currently working on pinging his cell phone for any updated coordinates. He shaved his head right before he left on 5/7/18 and may be traveling to Valdez. The search is ongoing.

Serving with the Alaska State Troopers and the Alaska Wildlife Troopers can literally take you anywhere in the state of Alaska. And, the view is incredible. Earlier this week, Helo-3 supported the Alaska Wildlife Troopers with a subsistence opener on Kayak Island near Cape St. Elias Lighthouse. Want to see the best views Alaska has to offer? Consider becoming a Trooper and joining our team of dedicated men and women serving the people of Alaska.

Today we remember all of our fallen; 68 law enforcement officers from Federal, State and Local agencies died while serving this great state and its people. Alaska held its Police Memorial Day ceremonies this past Friday so that family members of the Fallen could attend the National Police Memorial Day ceremony in Washington D.C.. Additionally, today is the End of Watch for fallen Palmer Police Department Officer James A. Rowland, Jr. He died on this day in 1999.

Today we remember all of our fallen; 68 law enforcement officers from Federal, State and Local agencies died while serving this great state and its people. Alaska held its Police Memorial Day ceremonies this past Friday so that family members of the Fallen could attend the National Police Memorial Day ceremony in Washington D.C..

Alaska Wildlife Troopers use many types of vehicles while out on patrol. Alaska Wildlife Trooper Abbott, based out of Juneau, used the P/V Sentry recently when he was out contacting bear hunters. Beats sitting at a desk any day! We are hiring new troopers.

Police Memorial Day Ceremony in Anchorage, May 11, 2018.

Please join us today to remember and honor the fallen law enforcement officers from around the state. There will be multiple ceremonies at various locations. The ceremony also honors the men and women who continue to wear a badge in order to make Alaska a safer, better place. All the ceremonies are open to the public. Anchorage: The event starts at 3pm at the Alaska State Crime Detection Laboratory on 4805 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue. Juneau: At noon there will be a wreath-laying at Evergreen Cemetery. At 5:30pm there will be a ceremony at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Fairbanks/North Pole: The event starts at 1pm at Trooper Gabe Rich and Trooper Scott Johnson Memorial Park. *National Police Memorial Day is recognized on May 15 every year. Memorial services in Alaska are held on different days so families of the fallen officers can attend their local service as well as the National Memorial, if they choose. For those of you who won’t be able to make it to one of the ceremonies, we will have the Anchorage ceremony Live on our Facebook page, from just before 3pm until the ceremony ends.

At the end of April, an Alaska Wildlife Trooper, based in Nome, found this bear cub near the remains of its mother that had been poached and left to waste near Venetia Creek in the Eldorado Drainage (GMU 22C). The cub was placed in the care of the local Alaska Fish & Game office. The approximately three month old cub is currently being cared for at the Alaska Zoo. The Alaska State Troopers are asking for anyone with information regarding the bear kill to call the Alaska Wildlife Trooper in Nome at (907)443-2429 or the Wildlife Safeguard toll-free number at 800-478-3377. (Photo courtesy ADF&G)

On May 6, 2018, Troopers in Fairbanks received a report of two overdue snowmachiners in the Brooks Range. It was reported they had departed Bettles on May 3rd, with adequate food and clothing, but no means of communication. On the morning of May 7th, Trooper Zac Johnson and DPS Pilot Leon McInelly responded from Fairbanks aboard Helo 2. About 35 miles out from Bettles, they located the two individuals, bivouacked beside the trail. Due to poor trail conditions the two men had run out of fuel. The two grateful snowmachiners were exhausted, but in good condition. The detailed trip plan the two provided to a friend proved vital in ensuring a timely and expedient rescue. Helo 2 flew approximately 400 miles to perform this rescue. Do you have a passion for helping others like Trp. Johnson and Pilot McInelly? We are searching for men and women to join the ranks of the Alaska State Troopers. Apply now at

Yesterday Trooper Simasko spoke with kiddos at Finger Lake Elementary School in the Mat-Su Valley about safety and what's it like being a Trooper. The students were all ears and a very enthusiastic audience. Trooper Simasko had a great time and couldn't wait to show off the sign that the class gave to him!

On May 1, 2018 Troopers in Fairbanks participated in the 2nd Annual Memorial Ceremony at the Trooper Gabe Rich and Trooper Scott Johnson Memorial Park. Prior to the Memorial Ceremony at the park, Sgt. Johnson’s parents stopped by Fairbanks Post to lay to wreaths at the flag pole. All available personnel gathered at the flag pole to honor Sgt. Johnson’s parents and ended with handshakes and hugs from all the Troopers.

Congratulations to Trooper Recruit Nolywaika and her academy classmates who just completed their field training! What is field training all about? In this video, Trooper Recruit Nolywaika and her field training officer (FTO) explain...

The Department of Public Safety is recruiting for an Emergency Services Dispatcher I to join our team committed to public safety through public service. This position, which is available only to Alaska residents, is part of the Division of Alaska State Troopers and is responsible for providing dispatch services not only to the DPS but to other law enforcement and EMS agencies throughout Alaska. To learn about the job, visit:[0]=ketchikan&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Did you know that Trooper uniforms change with the season? Today Troopers across the state dust off their summer uniforms and pack away their long sleeves.

In memoriam: On this day in 2014, Sergeant Patrick “Scott” Johnson and Trooper Gabe Rich were shot and killed while attempting to take a suspect into custody in Tanana, Alaska. Sergeant Johnson had served with the Alaska State Troopers for 20 years and Trooper Rich had served with the Alaska State Troopers for 3-1/2 years.

We, as well as several other first responders, had the privilege of attending and supporting the young athletes at the Native Youth Olympics celebration last night. What a great event! Over 400 student athletes participated in the celebration.

What are you doing this Saturday? Between 10am and 2pm you can take your unused or unwanted medications to a DEA Drug Take Back location. This is a nationwide event. To find a take back location near you, visit

Troopers are attending the Spring Fling for Women Wellness Expo at the Alaska Airlines Center today and tomorrow in Anchorage. Ladies, come talk with troopers about joining the Alaska State or Wildlife Troopers.