State Police & ICE Coordination (Alaska State Troopers)

Caitlin Russell filed this request with the Alaska State Troopers of Alaska.


From: Caitlin Russell

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Alaska Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

-Policies and trainings regarding cooperation and/or coordination between your department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Caitlin Russell


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From: Hanzawa, Allison F (DPS)

Good afternoon Ms. Russell,

This is in response to your request for "policies and trainings regarding cooperation and/or coordination" between DPS and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office (ICE). I have attached our department policy on foreign nationals. The Troopers do not investigate immigration status, so we do not coordinate with ICE in that sense. However, if during the course of a criminal investigation or contact a Trooper learns a person is in the country illegally, ICE would be notified.

Please let me know if you need additional information.


Allison Hanzawa
Special Assistant to the Commissioner/Legislative Liaison
Department of Public Safety
(907) 465-5505

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