They are the first line of defense on the last frontier, the roughly 400 state troopers who patrol the rugged and unforgiving terrain of Americaâ€™s largest state â€” Alaska. One of the toughest law enforcement agencies in the nation, these officers often travel hundreds of miles in piercing subzero temperatures to uphold the law. Responding by land, air and sea â€” with backup sometimes days away â€” they face danger to protect the people and wildlife of Alaska.
Cameras ride along with Troopers as they keep the streets safe and hunters honest while at the same time taking advantage of the breathtaking landscape that Alaska State Troopers are lucky enough to call "their office."
Alaska State Troopers is an American documentary television series on the National Geographic Channel narrated by Marc Graue. The show primarily follows the daily beats of various bureaus within the Alaska State Troopers. In addition, the show features segments that follow village public safety officers from small rural villages as well as officers from other cities such as the Wasilla, Palmer, Anchorage, and Soldotna. The series premiered on October 14, 2009.
The show follows the exploits of a number of officers from all regions of the state. Troopers who are seen on the show include: James and Anne Sears, Howie Peterson, Jon Simeon and Brent Johnson, Scott Quist, Odean Hall, Lonny Piscoya, Luis Nieves, Dan Dahl, Rick Roberts, Abraham Garcia, Dan Cox, Gabe Rich, Jonathan Stroebele, Joshua Varys, Daron Cooper, Lance Ewers, and Kamau Leigh.
In 2011, a litter of Blue Heeler puppies were dropped off anonymously at a dog shelter in Kentucky. The two males were named "Trooper Dan Dahl" and "Trooper Howie Peterson", after the Troopers on the show. The female dogs were named after Troopers Aileen Witrosky, Amy Bowen and Anne Sears, who have all been featured on the show.
Although the show is aired in many countries, the National Geographic Channel has so far not released DVDs of the series outside of the United States.