State Police Protest Policies (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:

-All current policies regarding how officers are expected to handle protests

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

From: Hanzawa, Allison F (DPS)

Dear Ms. Russell,
I apologize for the delay in responding to your request, and appreciate the follow up inquiry. You requested " All current policies regarding how officers are expected to handle protests".
Generally speaking, the Alaska State Troopers are not called upon for any special duties related to protests, given the rural law enforcement is our core mission. Municipal agencies in areas were protests and other demonstrations have permitting requirements may have the policies you are looking for. A routine protest in one of our service areas would not necessarily require Trooper involvement to direct traffic, for example, as may happen in an urban area.
We do have a policy on Riot and Unlawful Assembly, which I have attached.

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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From: Caitlin Russell


Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Caitlin Russell