Alaska State Troopers

Izzy Ross/KDLG

Three troopers and one Dillingham police officer exchanged gunfire with a person in Dillingham Thursday. According to the trooper dispatch, the person was in a vehicle stuck in a ditch and told police they had a rifle and ammunition before law enforcement arrived on the scene and shots were fired.




KDLG News Department

Dillingham Police and Alaska State Troopers were involved in a shooting with an individual in Dillingham shortly after noon on Thursday. Law enforcement has secured a perimeter around the vehicle the person is in. Troopers said the situation was ongoing as of 7 p.m. on Thursday evening.

Alex Hager/KDLG

Alaska State Troopers report that the body of Nick Garner, 39, was found last Wednesday, four days after a skiff laden with a snowmachine in its bow hit a large wave and overturned with three men aboard.

Alex Hager/KDLG

Fred Shangin, 42, of Chignik Lake died from cold exposure Saturday after the boat he was in capsized. Nicholas Garner, 39, also of Chignik Lake, is still missing. Taylor Lind, 24, survived. Troopers said local search efforts have been delayed by a winter storm and that they will resume once the storm clears.

Courtesy of Matt Van Vleet

 George Van Vleet, 63, was first reported missing on Friday around 5 p.m. He was on a trip with his brother, Matt Van Vleet, and their friend, Greg Williams. 

Troopers received a call reporting the death of a five-year-old child in the village on April 16.

Straley was arrested in 2018 at the Anchorage International Airport for attempting to bring $55,000 of methamphetamine to Dillingham.

Isabelle Ross/KDLG

An attempted break in at an Aleknagik residence mid-October raised concerns about a lack of law enforcement in the community. Now, the Alaska State Troopers have responded to those concerns.

David Lienemann/Office of Governor Bill Walker

Governor Walker signed the state budget on Wednesday. KDLG’s Izzy Ross talked with the governor about how Senate Bill 26 will impact Permanent Fund Dividends, and about efforts to bolster state trooper retention.

John Ryan/KUCB

After 17 years based in Dutch Harbor, the state's biggest patrol vessel is bound for Kodiak. 

Division of Alaska State Troopers

Alaska State Troopers are having issues with recruitment and hiring local troopers.  Of those that do apply, 76 percent are from the lower 48.  However, AST is dedicated to raising its numbers and recruiting from within.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

The national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign will end on September first.  Alaska State Troopers have been patrolling statewide day and night keeping an eye out for impaired drivers. 

Each year the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsors the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over program, which varies state to state.  It focuses on reducing the amount of driving under the influence on a state level.

New Law Paves Way for VPSOs to Carry Guns

Jul 23, 2014
Alaska State Troopers

When someone thinks of law enforcement, the first thing that comes to mind is the Alaska state troopers, followed by municipal police.  However, a not-so well-known group is Village Public Safety Officers, a group of first responders that serve in Alaska’s remote villages.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more on a new law that paves the way for arming these individuals.

Alaska State Troopers

Alaska State Troopers are gearing up to host a 650 mile outdoor relay.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

The Department of Public Safety announced Tuesday that the state will not be participating in another season of National Geographic’s tv show “Alaska State Troopers.”

After five seasons, the real Alaska State Troopers will not be starring in the popular tv show. Spokesperson for the Alaska State Troopers Beth Ipsen says although the show brought a lot of attention to the department and the state, the troopers had to consider if they wanted to continue their participation.