Alaska State Trooper Recruit/Lateral (PCN 12-Fall 2022A) - $20k Hiring BONUS

Alaska State Troopers - Anchorage, Alaska

Aug 31, 2021

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Application Deadline:
Sep 30, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$36.04 - $48.38 hourly

Job Description


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.


The mission of the Divisions of Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Wildlife Troopers is to preserve the peace, enforce the law, prevent and detect crime, protect life and property, and preserve Alaska’s resources. The work that a Trooper performs within their community contributed to the of Alaska.


As an Alaska State Trooper/Alaska Wildlife Trooper, you will have a rewarding career and receive paid high caliber training and benefits at no expense to you while attending the academy. The diversity of available assignments and locations helps Troopers engage in a wide variety of career choices.


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. Some Troopers choose to serve in very rural areas, where the only transportation is by air, river boat, snow machine or four-wheeler. Some choose to remain on the road system, in semi-rural areas. While others choose to live in Southeast Alaska, where travel options include both air and ferry, and town sizes vary from under a thousand to over 35,000.


  • Must be 21 years of age or older at the start of the academy
  • Must be conversant in both spoken and written English
  • Must possess a high school diploma or have passed a General Education Development (GED) test.
  • Not disqualified from any portion of a prior background investigation for this job class in the last twelve months

*The Department of Public Safety strives to preserve the peace, enforce the law, prevent and detect crime, and protect life and property. All positions support or carry out the Department's mission. If our mission interests you and this position embodies your strengths, please consider joining our team.*

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Additional Information

The Alaska Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking qualified applicants to attend the DPS Training Academy beginning on July 31, 2022. Successful candidates will be appointed as an Alaska State Trooper Recruit of Alaska State Trooper, depending in their qualifications. All new employees to this job class receive high caliber training at no expense and will earn wages and benefits while attending the academy.


All non-lateral applicants must successfully pass the written test (Law Enforcement Officer Exam) through in order to move forward in the application. For more information on upcoming testing dates, and to register to take the test, go to After you register for the written test, study materials will be provided to you electronically. Additional study materials are available for purchase through Passing written test scores are valid for 15 months.

For applicants in Alaska, the written tests are scheduled as follows:

September 3, 2021- Anchorage, AK

September 10, 2021- Fairbanks, AK

September 25, 2021- Anchorage, AK

October 15, 2021- Anchorage, AK

October 15, 2021- Fairbanks, AK

October 22, 2021- Soldotna, AK

October 22, 2021- Sitka, AK

October 23, 2021- Anchorage, AK

October 29, 2021- Anchorage, AK

November 5, 2021- Anchorage, AK

November 19, 2021- Fairbanks, AK

November 20, 2021- Anchorage, AK

Applicants must register for these test dates in advance at

If you reside outside of Alaska and are interested in testing for the Alaska State Trooper, please visit to arrange for your exam to be proctored at a testing location near you. Please note it typically takes two weeks for Public Safety Testing to submit the required paperwork for the examination to your selected proctor.

You may download a guide to setting up a remote test here:

To meet lateral requirements and be exempt from the written test, you must have twelve months work experience as a police officer AND possession of an active police officer certificate issued by a jurisdiction outside the State of Alaska and recognized by the Alaska Police Standards Council. Although lateral applicants are not required to take the written test, you will need to contact the Recruitment Unit at 907-269-5976 or to receive the written test waiver.

Applicants are encouraged to review the Department of Public Safety's website prior to continuing in this application process:


All applicants must successfully pass the initial physical fitness test to move forward in the application process. For more information on our fitness test standards, go to This test can be proctored by an adult at a local gym, or any adequate outdoor or indoor facility. Applicants will submit results via Guardian Dashboard in the Agency Provided Documents section when completing their background investigation documents. Passing initial fitness test scores are valid for 15 months.


We recommend you have the following documents in your possession BEFORE submitting your online application to ensure you meet your Background Packet deadline. These documents will be submitted with the Background Packet and does not need to be uploaded to your online application.

• Photocopy of Birth Certificate (if current name differs from that on the birth certificate, provide court documents showing name change).
• If naturalized, a photocopy of Naturalization Certificate with photo.
• Photocopy of high school diploma, GED, or transcripts that indicate date of graduation.
• College transcripts for all post-secondary education.
• Current and/or former police officers must provide: basic police officer certification or equivalent POST Certification; additional law enforcement related certifications; certificate of academy completion and course syllabus to include the number of hours; out-of-state applicants must provide a copy of their academy syllabus.

• Former military members must provide discharge or separation papers showing date and type of discharge for all periods of service for each branch of military (i.e. DD-214 Long Form and NGB-22 Form, which include the Separation and Reentry codes). A DD-214 is not required to apply if you have not been discharged from active duty service.
• Telephone numbers and physical addresses for your spouse/significant other and your ex-spouse(s)/ex-significant other(s).
• Any other law enforcement related certificates
• Any letters of recommendation, employment evaluations, or certifications you have received.
• Long form/lifetime driving record(s) from all states and U.S. territories in which you have ever held a driver's license and/or received a citation (whether convicted or not). You can find that information at:
• Long form driver's abstract/lifetime driving record from each country outside of the U.S. or its territories where you have ever held or now hold citizenship or have been a resident alien, or resided at while on military assignment (not while on active mission or combat zone deployment).

For any documents generated in a language other than English, official translations must be included.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High school diploma or GED
  • Experience: No law enforcement experience required. We will train you.


General Overview of Job Requirements

The following job qualifications are stated in general terms for purposes of this job posting only. Applicants will be evaluated based on Alaska Administrative Code 13 AAC 85: Minimum Standards for Police Officers as well as the Alaska Department of Public Safety Background and Selection Requirements.


General Qualifications

Must be a citizen 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.
Not disqualified from any portion of a prior background investigation for this job class in the last twelve months.

Driving Record

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 Misconduct

Drug misconduct is closely scrutinized and recent drug use may be cause for elimination from the hiring process, including:

  • Marijuana use within the last year.
  • Use of illegal narcotics within the last ten years.
  • Manufacture/sale of illegal narcotics as an adult.
  • Drug misconduct while employed in a law enforcement position.
  • Prescription drug use without a prescription unless there was an immediate, pressing, or emergency medical circumstance to justify the use.

Criminal History

Adult criminal history is closely scrutinized and the following may be cause for elimination from the hiring process:

  • Felony conduct with sufficient evidence available for submission to the DA for prosecution.
  • Misdemeanor convictions within the last ten years.
  • Any conviction related to domestic violence.
  • Any criminal charges within last twelve months.
  • Has not been on court-ordered probation within three years of application date.

Professional Conduct

The 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 (VPSO), Court Services Officer (CSO), military police officer, licensed security guard or officer, or similar position anywhere or in any jurisdiction (pertains to incidents occurring on duty or off duty). The applicant must be free of:

  • Misconduct (including misuse of official position or authority)
  • Perjury
  • Excessive use of force.
  • Dishonesty
  • Termination for cause or resignation under threat of discharge.
  • Police certification denied or revoked by the APSC or the equivalent licensing authority in another jurisdiction.


Same qualifications as STATE TROOPER RECRUIT (above) plus the following:

Currently employed in the Department of Public Safety as a State Trooper Recruit, at least six months experience as a State Trooper Recruit, satisfactory completion of Department of Public Safety Field Training and determined by the Executive Director of the Alaska Police Standards Council to be eligible to possess a police officer "Basic Certificate" issued by the Council.


Possession of, or eligible for reinstatement of, an active police officer certificate issued by the Alaska Police Standards Council;


Twelve months work experience as a police officer AND possession of an active police officer certificate issued by a jurisdiction outside the State of Alaska that is recognized by the Alaska Police Standards Council.


All initial communication with applicants will be conducted via email. It is imperative that applicants provide a valid email address when applying and check email frequently during the application process. Applicants who have a change in email address during this application process must notify the Recruitment Unit immediately.

It is crucial that you are honest and provide accurate information in your job application, during all background phases, and in the final selection process. All information requested is mandatory. Anything less than full disclosure will eliminate you from further consideration for this recruitment and potentially future recruitment for this job class.

A thorough understanding of the following information is paramount to your ability to remain competitive in the application process. All instructions must be followed explicitly and all forms must be completed neatly and thoroughly.


Within five (5) business days after the submission of your job application, applicants who meet minimum qualifications, department requirements, and passed the written Law Enforcement Officer Exam with or met lateral qualifications, will receive an email message from As part of the hiring process, Alaska State Troopers conducts a thorough background investigation of all candidates using the web-based Guardian platform to securely collect all required information and documentation for your investigation within 21 days of receiving the link. All applicants will be required to utilize this on-line portal by first creating a log-in for the portal, then following the applicant instructions. Users will be required to use this on-line portal, and all necessary documents are required to be uploaded into this portal by the applicant. Users will need to use the Chrome web browser on a computer.

Applicants can expect to pay for airfare and lodging while in Anchorage for testing. This testing is scheduled for June 3, 2022 for Final Physical Fitness Testing (this will be submitted through a DropBox Folder which will be sent to you at a later time) and June 6 - 15, 2022 (approximate dates).


  • All applicants who are contacted for an interview will be scheduled for the secondary physical agility testing prior to the interview. Passing the initial physical fitness test does not nullify an applicant taking the final in-person fitness test. Both the initial and final physical fitness test must be passed in order to interview for the position. For more information on the requirements for the physical agility testing, please visit the following website:
  • All applicants will need to travel to Anchorage, Alaska one time during the selection process to complete the following: physical agility testing, medical exam, oral psychological interview, polygraph, and oral board interview. Applicants can expect to pay for airfare and lodging while in Anchorage for testing. This testing is tentatively scheduled for June 3, 2022 and June 6 - 15, 2022.


A cover letter is recommended for this position. The cover letter should outline your desire to become an Alaska State Trooper, as well as your special skills, education, training, and relevant experience. Please attach the cover letter to your profile in Guardian. Do not send it directly to the Recruitment Unit.


The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at the address above. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.


Should you encounter any issues accessing your account, or with the platform in general, please contact Guardian anytime via phone or email: (415) 655-2240 or e-mail


  • Alaska State Trooper Recruitment email address:
  • Alaska State Trooper Recruitment toll free phone number: 877-258-7667
  • Alaska State Trooper Recruitment fax number: 907-269-5751

Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to

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Contact Information


PO Box 110201
Juneau, AK 99811
(800) 587-0430 (Statewide toll-free number)
(907) 465-4095 (Juneau and out-of-state callers)

Recruitement Services
Phone: 907-269-5976
Fax: 907-269-5751

Contact Information

Recruitment Services

Alaska State Troopers
5700 E. Tudor Rd. Anchorage, AK
Anchorage, Alaska 99507
phone: 907-269-5976

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