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Alaska State Troopers - Trooper
Last updated on November 01, 2019
Candidates must complete their written exam with PST before applying to the Alaska State Troopers. Applications for Fall 2020B Academy are open now.
Deadline to complete the written test, Alaska State Trooper initial physical fitness test and application to Alaska State Troopers is January 31, 2020.
LATERAL candidates: please contact the Alaska State Troopers directly for information on how to apply at 907-269-5976 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Note: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please refer to our website at: http://www.alaskastatetrooper.com/.
The PST Personal History Statement (PHS) is not required if the Alaska State Troopers is the only agency you are testing for.
The PST Physical Fitness Abilities Test (PFAT) is not required if the Alaska State Troopers is the only agency you are testing for. All applicants must successfully pass the Alaska State Trooper initial physical fitness test and return it no later than the due date for submission of the background packet. This test can be proctored by an adult at a local gym, or any adequate outdoor or indoor facility. Candidates are encouraged to complete this test in a timely manner in order to move on in the hiring process. For more information on our fitness test standards, go to https://dps.alaska.gov/AST/Recruit/Fitness. Passing initial fitness test scores are valid for 15 months.
You can find the form and the instructions here: https://dps.alaska.gov/getmedia/b7572644-3296-4df0-989f-a70743548dda/Initial_PFT_Waiver-Test_Information_v20190524
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
# of Staff: 400
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 Fall 2020A Academy are open now until October 31, 2019. Other dates will be updated at a later time.
Starting Wages (base rate, without geographical differentials, premium pay, shift differentials, standby pay factored in)
State Trooper Recruit
State Trooper Recruit with a Bachelor degree or higher
Applicants with a current police certification and at least one year of experience may qualify for higher rates of pay:
State Trooper Lateral
1 year: $37.66/hour ($78,324/year)
2 years: $39.07/hour ($81,264/year)
3 years: $40.53/hour ($84,312/year)
4 years: $42.05/hour ($87,468/year)
5 years: $43.63/hour ($90,744/year)
6+ years: $45.27/hour ($94,152/year)
(Bachelor’s degree add 3.75% to above salaries)
Trooper pay is based upon geographical assignment. Pay rates can increase up to 60% from the base rate, depending on assignment location.
<2 years of service=14 hours per month
2-5 years=17.5 hours per month
5-10 years=21 hours per month
10-15 years=24.5 hours per month
15+ years of service=28 hours per month
Leave can be cashed in at the standard hourly rate. For complete details see the Public Safety Employees’ Association Collective Bargaining Agreement at: http://doa.alaska.gov/dop/fileadmin/LaborRelations/pdf/contracts/PSEA2017-2020.pdf
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
Alaska State Troopers - Trooper Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
|Minimum Age||21 years of age or older at the time of Academy.|
|US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident||Citizen of the United States of America.|
|High School Grad/ GED||Possession of high school diploma or a GED certificate (official transcripts are required at time of hire)|
|Driver's License Required||Possession of a valid U.S. driver's license.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||The applicant must be conversant in English (both written and spoken).|
|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.
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.|
Alaska State Troopers - Trooper 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.