Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Alaska State Troopers Director Col. Mallard speaks to students about Trooper career opportunities

Alaska State Troopers Director Col. Keith Mallard talks to students about career options.
Col. Keith Mallard, Director of the Alaska State Troopers (AST), spoke to students on December 2 about AST career opportunities and the current need for Village Public Safety Officers (VPSOs) in rural Alaska.  He gave a brief outline of the history of the Troopers in Alaska, and highlighted the variety of sworn and non-sworn positions in the Troopers, including fiscal techs, recruitment, IT techs, Wildlife Troopers, K-9 handler Troopers, VPSOs, and Court Services Officers.

There are 5 Alaska State Troopers detachments statewide.  The Alaska Bureau of Investigation is also under the command of Col. Mallard and encompasses the Major Crimes Unit, the Technical Crimes Unit, the Financial Crimes Unit, and the Statewide Drug Unit.

More information on applying for a position with the Troopers is on their website.

Alaska State Troopers personnel, UAA Justice Center faculty, and Alpha Phi Sigma President pose after the event. L to r back row: Jennifer Gordon, AST Recruitment; Laura Spire, AST Recruitment, Dr. Troy Payne, Justice Club Faculty Advisor.  L to r front row: Dr. Marny Rivera, Alpha Phi Sigma Faculty Advisor; Col. Keith Mallard, Alaska State Troopers Director; Heather MacAlpine, President, Alpha Phi Sigma. Not pictured, Dr. Brad Myrstol, Alpha Phi Sigma  Faculty Advisor and Dr. Jason Brandeis, Justice Club Faculty Advisor.

This event was sponsored by Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society - Omega Xi Chapter, the Justice Club, and UAA Native Student Services. The event was held at the UAA Native Student Services Center.