Alaska State Trooper Lateral
Sworn US Law Enforcement
Alaska State Troopers - Anchorage, Alaska
- Application Deadline:
- Entry Level Salary:
- $30.00 hourly
- Academy Graduate:
- $32.00 hourly
- Top Pay:
- $85.00 hourly
20 Year Base Salary: $105,336 - $181,420.80 (DOE and geographic differential)
Additional earnings from specialty assignments, shift differential, and overtime not included in base salary numbers.
The Department of Public Safety is Alaska's primary law enforcement agency and are a "full service" state law enforcement agency, not a highway patrol. The department enforces criminal laws, traffic regulations, 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.
All applicants must successfully pass the written test (Law Enforcement Officer Exam) through www.publicsafetytesting.com in addition to applying on Workplace Alaska or their application will not be complete. For more information on the test, testing fees, upcoming testing dates, and to register to take the test, go to www.publicsafetytesting.com. Passing written test scores are valid for 15 months.
If you reside outside of Alaska and Washington State, but are interested in testing for the Alaska State Troopers, please visit https://www.publicsafetytesting.com/outofstate so we can assist you in scheduling a written exam!
In-State Laterals: Those applicants who are currently certified by the Alaska Police Standards Council, and have one year of full time experience at a full service law enforcement agency, will be considered for a lateral hire position with DPS. Pay is determined by how many years of similar service the applicant has prior to DPS hire. If the applicant has attended an Alaska Law Enforcement Training (ALET) academy in Sitka, they would likely not need to attend the full ALET academy again. The applicant would likely need to attend several weeks of AST specific training and then complete a full length, or abbreviated Field Training process. This determination is made on a case by case basis. Those lateral applicants who have attended just the UAF Tanana Valley Law Enforcement Academy must attend the ALET (as a lateral), after being hired by DPS. DPS realizes each Alaska certified police officer comes with unique experience, training and skills and will work with each applicant to assess the proper course training. DPS wants to be certain the lateral officers we hire are properly training, equipped and supported to be successful in the field.
The council may enter into reciprocity agreements with states that regulate or supervise the quality of police training and that require a minimum of 650 hours of classroom and practical training for police officers.