Alaska State Trooper Recruit / Lateral-Alaska State Troopers

The Alaska State Troopers/Alaska Wildlife Troopers serve primarily as rural police officers. Alaska does not have counties, Sheriff’s Offices or Deputies, requiring Troopers to provide complete law enforcement services for areas outside of the traditional “city limits” of most Alaska cities. Troopers work in a wide variety of law enforcement fields and, later in their careers are eventually able to request assignments that fit their personal interests. General areas of enforcement include rural law enforcement, highway law enforcement, near-urban patrol work and serious criminal investigations. The Alaska State Trooper/Alaska Wildlife Trooper position is among the most demanding of any law enforcement agency. We are looking for those who want to serve outside the box, outside of traditional city limits. Our Troopers are often challenged to come up with creative, innovative solutions to solve problems in rural or semi-rural areas with little backup or oversight. Weather and transportation are often our biggest challenges.

Some of our specialized assignments include: Alaska Bureau of Investigation (ABI), Alaska Bureau of Highway Patrol (BHP), Alaska Fugitive Task Force, Child Abuse Investigation Unit (CAIU), Criminal Suppression Unit (CSU), Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT), Federal Task Force Officer (TFO), Financial Crimes Unit (FCU), General Investigative Unit (GIU), Judicial Services (JS), Recruitment Unit, Special Crimes Investigation Unit (SCIU), Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT), Staff Instructor – DPS Academy, Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU), Technical Crimes Unit (TCU), Western Alaska Alcohol and Narcotics Team (WAANT), Wildlife Investigation Unit (WIU), Accident Reconstructionist, Advanced Interview Training, Boat Operator, Canine Handler, Child Forensic Interviewer, Crisis Negotiator, Crime Scene Specialist, Datamaster Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Driving Instructor, Drug Recognition Expert, FARO Operator, Firearms Instructor, Forensic Computer Examiner, Polygraph Operator, Radar/Lidar Instructor, Sexual Assault Response Team, State Pilot (fixed/rotary wing), Tactical Diver.

General Qualifications:
Must be a citizen (including US Nationals) of the United States of America.
Must be 21 years of age or older* at the start of the academy .
Must be conversant in both spoken and written English.
Most possess a high school diploma or have passed a General Education Development (GED) test.
Must possess a valid driver’s license issued within the United States or its Territories.
Must be free of excessive moving violations and recent license actions (canceled, revoked, suspended, limited, or SR-22 requirement).
Drug use/abuse is closely scrutinized and recent drug use may be cause for elimination from the hiring process
No criminal convictions related to domestic violence
No felony convictions

Starting Pay:

State Trooper Recruit $36.04/hour ($74,963/year)

Applicants with a current police certification and at least one year of experience may qualify for higher rates of pay:

State Trooper Lateral Experience:
1 year: $38.79/ hour ($80,683/year)
2 years: $40.24/hour ($83,699/year)
3 years: $41.75/hour ($86,840/year)
4 years: $43.32/hour ($90,105/year)
5 years: $44.94/hour ($93,475/year)
6+ years: $46.63/hour ($96,990/year)

*Bachelors degree increases pay by 3.75%

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