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Alaska State Troopers


  • Contact Information

    Alaska State Troopers
    5700 East Tudor Rd
    Anchorage, Alaska 99507
    Phone: 1-877-258-7667
    Department Website


Agency Added: 10/01/2015 | Last updated: 05/22/2018

Community Information

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Department Information

The Alaska Department of Public Safety is recruiting nationally for men and women who are interested in a truly unique and challenging career with the Alaska State Troopers! Recruitment is open for qualified applicants who exhibit the Loyalty, Integrity, and Courage to become an Alaska State Trooper or an Alaska Wildlife Trooper.

The Department of Public Safety is Alaska's primary law enforcement agency whose responsibilities encompass the enforcement of federal, state, and local laws. The Alaska State Troopers are a “full service” state law enforcement agency, not a highway patrol. The mandate of the department is to prevent loss of life and property as a result of illegal or unsafe acts. The department enforces criminal laws, traffic laws, state fish and game regulations, and coordinates search and rescue operations throughout the state. The Department of Public Safety has two law enforcement divisions: the Alaska State Troopers and the Alaska Wildlife Troopers.

Please visit our recruitment website for more information on the Alaska Department of Public Safety: www.alaskastatetrooper.com

Area Information

  • Population: 735,601
  • # of staff: 400

Agency Requirements:

 
Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21 years of age or older at the time of Academy.   X
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident Citizen of the United States of America. X  
High School Grad/ GED Possession of high school diploma or a GED certificate (official transcripts are required at time of hire) X  
Driver's License Required Possession of a valid U.S. driver's license. X  
Felony Conviction(s) as an Adult Not convicted of a felony whether set aside, suspended imposition, expunged, or pardoned, excluding juvenile adjudications.
Applicant has no more than 2 convictions or juvenile adjudications within 10 years of application, unless less than 21 years of age at the time of the offense, and 5 years have elapsed since the last conviction.
X  
Felony Conviction(s) as a Juvenile Not convicted of a felony whether set aside, suspended imposition, expunged, or pardoned, excluding juvenile adjudications.
Applicant has no more than 2 convictions or juvenile adjudications within 10 years of application, unless less than 21 years of age at the time of the offense, and 5 years have elapsed since the last conviction.
X  
Ability to Read & Write the English Language The applicant must be conversant in English (both written and spoken). X  
College Requirement No    
Current Hiring Status The Alaska State Troopers conducts ongoing recruitment. Academies are conducted in the fall and spring of each year, and hires are generally made concurrent with academy start dates. Please visit the State Trooper recruitment bulletin on Workplace Alaska for information regarding open/close dates for each recruitment pool.

Candidates are not required to take the Physical Fitness and Abilities test for this agency only. You may be asked to take a physical test with the agency directly at a later time in the hiring process.
   
Other Applicants testing for the Alaska State Troopers will be administered the written exam only with PST.

Alaska State Troopers will invite eligible applicants to Anchorage for the physical ability test and next steps after the online application and background investigation have been completed.

This agency allows out of state testing.
   
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We consider the highest score received within the past one year    
Request/ Access Scores Monthly during open recruitment cycles.    

Agency Disqualifiers:

THE FOLLOWING ARE AUTOMATIC AND POTENTIAL DISQUALIFIERS. APPLICANTS SHOULD NOT APPLY TO OUR AGENCY IF THEY INDICATE ANY OF THE AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFIERS. POTENTIAL DISQUALIFIERS WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS.

Category Disqualifier
Driving
AutomaticSuspension of driver's license within the past 1 year.
Automatic2 or more moving violations in the past 1 year.
AutomaticConvicted of more than one Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or chemical test refusal offenses in the last ten years.
AutomaticApplicant will not be required to maintain SR-22 (or other high-liability) insurance to legally drive at the time of hire or within one year of application.
AutomaticApplicant will not have had a cancelled, revoked, suspended, or limited operator's license within the preceding 12 months.
Drug Usage
AutomaticIllegal use of ANY controlled substance while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
AutomaticIf the applicant used, transported or purchased a schedule IA, IIA, IIIA, IVA, or VA controlled substance during the last ten (10) years (unless under the age of 21 at the time of use AND the act occurred more than 3 years from date of application); or there was an immediate, pressing, or emergency medical circumstance to justify the use of a prescription controlled substance not prescribed to the person.
AutomaticUsed marijuana during the past 12 months.
AutomaticIllegally manufactured, distributed, or sold a controlled substance (unless under 21 at the time of the act AND the act occurred more than 10 years ago).
AutomaticIf the applicant used an illegal drug (excluding marijuana) or illegally used a controlled substance when under the age of 21, the use was more than three years from the application.
Criminal Activity
AutomaticAny adult felony conviction.
AutomaticAny misdemeanor, or felony conviction while employed in a criminal justice capacity.
PotentialAdult misdemeanors will be carefully reviewed.
PotentialJuvenile felony convictions will be carefully reviewed.
AutomaticBeen convicted of any crime under a domestic violence statue.
AutomaticUnlawful sexual misconduct.
AutomaticReceived more than three fish and wildlife enforcement citation within the three years before the date of this application.
AutomaticCurrently on court-ordered probation, either supervised or non-supervised.
AutomaticConvicted of a felony whether set aside, suspended imposition, expunged, or pardoned, excluding juvenile adjudications.
AutomaticConvicted of a misdemeanor crime that resulted in serious physical injury to another person in the last ten years.
AutomaticConvicted of a misdemeanor crime, reduced or related to domestic violence whether set aside, suspended imposition, expunged, or pardoned.
AutomaticConvicted of a misdemeanor crime of dishonesty or moral turpitude in the last ten years.
AutomaticConvicted of more than two misdemeanors in the last ten years (unless under the age of 21 at the time of the acts AND three years have lapsed since the most recent act).
Employment
AutomaticLied during any stage of the hiring process.
AutomaticFalsified his/her application, personal history questionnaire, or any other forms during hiring process.
AutomaticThe below requirements pertain to incidents occurring on duty or off duty. While employed as a Peace Officer, Fire Marshal, Correctional Officer, Village Public Safety Officer, Court Services Officer, Military Police Officer, licensed Security Guard of Officer, or similar position anywhere or in any jurisdiction (pertains to incidents occurring on duty or off duty). The applicant must be free of an affirmation of :misconduct (including misuse of official position or authority), perjury, excessive use of force, dishonesty, termination for cause.
Financial
PotentialCurrent credit accounts, or unresolved accounts in collection will be carefully reviewed.
Other
AutomaticDisqualified from any portion of a prior formal background investigation conducted for this job classification in the last twelve months.

Current Hiring Status

The Alaska State Troopers conducts ongoing recruitment. Academies are conducted in the fall and spring of each year, and hires are generally made concurrent with academy start dates. Please visit the State Trooper recruitment bulletin on Workplace Alaska for information regarding open/close dates for each recruitment pool. http://doa.alaska.gov/dop/workplace/

Candidates must complete their written exam with PST before applying to the Alaska State Troopers. Applications for Spring 2019 Academy are open now. Other dates will be updated at a later time.

Salary Information

$5,242 monthly (recruit)

$5,438 monthly (recruit with bachelor's degree or higher)

Paid leave and holidays, eligibility for annual merit increases, as well as negotiated pay raises, and geographic differential where applicable.

Premium pay incentives for intermediate and advanced Alaska Police Standards Council certification, as well as Troopers assigned special duties and/or to specialized units. Please see the Public Safety Employees Association Collective Bargaining Agreement for more information: http://www.psea.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/DPS-Contract-PSEA2017-2020.pdf?iframe=true&width=100%&height=100%

Benefit Information

Up to $10,000 relocation reimbursement for out-of-state applicants. Delayed entry program available for applicants that are U.S. military, students attending higher education or applicants under an employment contract.

Medical, dental, and vision benefits - see Public Safety Employees Association Health Trust for more information: http://pseahealth.org/

State of Alaska PERS retirement and optional benefits - see website for more information: http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/retirement/index.html