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    Alaska State Troopers

    Alaska State Troopers - The First Response in the Last Frontier

    AST is hiring recruits and laterals. Visit the above site for information. Application periods open and close all the time so watch the site for the next process.

    Although you have to agree to be moved anywhere in the state, you are very unlikely to be force moved. The huge increase in salary for remote postings makes them competitive to get into. People pull a few years in the villages and come back with so much cash they can buy a new house.

    The academy is about 18 weeks long for recruits. You live there and get full pay and benefits.

    The lateral academy is 7 weeks long. It's much more laid back and you don't get inspected or yelled at.

    The training is first rate. All the equipment you get is brand new. Troopers are issued a Glock 22, Remington 870, and a Colt AR-15.

    After training the state will fly you home, and then fly you and your family to your duty assignment. The state will pay to move 2 cars and up to 15,000 pounds of household goods.

    You'll start field training and go through it. At the end of it, you will be issued your take home car.

    Training posts are in Palmer (Mat-Su Valley about 40 miles northeast of Anchorage), Soldotna (Kenai Peninsula several hours south of Anchorage), and Fairbanks, the second largest city in the state, about 6 hours north of Anchorage. You'll stay at the training post for 2-5 years before you need to make a geographic move.

    AST has its own navy, air wing, and ATV fleet.

    The troopers have several major divisions. Most well known are the Wildlife Troopers, charged with protecting Alaska's natural resources. Called "Brown Shirts" because of their field uniform, they will use aircraft, ATV's and boats most often.

    "Blue Shirts" are the traditional troopers who work the street. There is no legal distinction between the Brown and Blue Shirts. Wildlife troopers may respond to domestic violence and car wrecks.

    The troopers are responsible for Search and Rescue in the state. I've been on ATV's and helicopters looking for people.

    There are opportunities to live and work all over the state. If you have a pilot's license, or are willing to get one, you will have lots of opportunities to fly for the department.

    Troopers have a wide range of activity they are responsible for. You are the first responder, the crime scene investigator, and the primary investigator.

    The pay is great, and the benefits are good. Better than most of the country.
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    Sounds very interesting.
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    I'd love to live in Alaska
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    I would go there in a heart beat, my wife wouldnt.
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    I am REALLY thinking about this. The Wife was raised in Anchorage until she was 12 so she is on board.

    Curious about the fact that I honestly know little about hunting other than knowing where to shoot an animal at. Would this be something that I need to know before any interview? Also I just turned 36 in May. Is my age a disqualifier?

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    Age is not a disqualifier, we had a 45 y/o male and a 51 y/o female in my academy...
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    You need no knowledge of hunting as a requirement. Like Ace said, age isn't a factor.

    The academy is physically rigorous so make sure you are prepared.
    Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.

    That which does not kill me, better start fucking running.

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    Thanks for the answers guys. The physical side is the only thing I worry about. I plan on taking 6 months to a year to really get back into shape. I want to make sure I am peek shape again before I invest in all the trips up there just for the chance to go to the academy. I refuse to let my fat @$$ be the reason I fail at something.

    Unfortunately I came to that conclusion about 80 pounds too late lol. Man weight is alot easier to gain than lose isn't it?

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    I would curl up in a ball and die whimpering the first time the temps dropped below zero. I'm just fine in near-triple digits with air you can swim in.

    However, it does sound like a heck of an opportunity/adventure for somebody who doesn't mind the cold.
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    Thanks for the Link, Ill have to keep an eye on this to see if they open applications again.

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    I think it's open for spring and if not it will be for fall '12 soon.
    Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.

    That which does not kill me, better start fucking running.

    If I lived every day like it was my last, the body count would be staggering.

    I intend to go in harm's way. -John Paul Jones

    Hunt the wolf, and bring light to the dark places that others fear to go. LT COL Dave Grossman

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    Good deal. Ill keep tabs on it


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    So, random question. Do they ever modify the 3" push-up block for women? Just based on physical differences, I would think that it's way easier for a woman to only go down so far before the block is touched.
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    Man that would be awsome but I would have to go by myself, because the better half would never go!

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    That seems to be the general consensus.
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    Mine's just the opposite; I gotta keep this hid or she'll fill out the paperwork & forge my signature!
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishmick View Post
    So, random question. Do they ever modify the 3" push-up block for women? Just based on physical differences, I would think that it's way easier for a woman to only go down so far before the block is touched.
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    The gf said the same thing to me today when I mentioned this. She goes "you'd move to Alaska and leave me all alone??.. that's sad..."! Lol

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    AST opened their recruitment period today.

    Looks like Fall 2012 academy for recruits and spring 2011 trooper basic for laterals.

    State Trooper Recruit
    Recruitment Bulletin: State Trooper Recruit (12-FALL2012)
    Application Period: 09/01/2011 through 12/30/2011
    Position open to: All Applicants
    Department: Public Safety
    Division: Trooper Recruit - AST & AWT
    Location: Statewide Region: Statewide
    Salary: $4,285.00 Monthly Range: 74
    Job Status: Full-Time Bargaining Unit: AA
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    Recruitment Bulletin: State Trooper (12-SRU224)
    Application Period: 09/01/2011 through 11/30/2011
    Position open to: All Applicants
    Department: Public Safety Division: Alaska State Troopers
    Location: Statewide Region: Statewide
    Salary: $4,965.00 Monthly Range: 76
    Job Status: Full-Time Bargaining Unit: AA
    Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.

    That which does not kill me, better start fucking running.

    If I lived every day like it was my last, the body count would be staggering.

    I intend to go in harm's way. -John Paul Jones

    Hunt the wolf, and bring light to the dark places that others fear to go. LT COL Dave Grossman

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    Good stuff. I'll be sending my application in. Id have 70% of grad school done by then so it may be doable.

 

 
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