The American Association of State Troopers, Inc., (AAST) is a national fraternal organization composed of active and retired state troopers, highway patrol officers, and state police officers. AAST membership is voluntary and made on an individual basis. The Association is not a labor union or collective bargaining organization. AAST is managed solely by a member Board of Directors who volunteer their time to serve the Association.


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In February 1989, a few Florida troopers had the insight to create an organization that would offer greatly needed benefits to their counterparts across the country. The founders thought a national assemblage of state troopers, highway patrol officers, and state police officers could share experience and training in a fraternal setting. AAST began with a state lodge in Florida and fewer than 100 members. It since has grown to thousands of members throughout the United States.





The Association's purposes specifically include development of strong bonds of nationwide trooper camaraderie, providing benefits for all state troopers, highway patrol officers, and state police officers, as well as their families, promotion of professional law enforcement training and educational opportunities, securing financial support to subsidize scholarship stipends for members' dependents, and involvement in public safety and consumer information campaigns.





AAST was founded on the concept of nationwide trooper camaraderie. AAST fosters brotherhood and connects you to fellow troopers in your state and around the country. The quarterly Trooper Connection newsletter and AAST Facebook page connects you to your colleagues and your civilian supporters.

AAST makes it a point to connect to our troopers’ families and local communities, too. Many Brotherhood Assistance gifts wherever possible are hand delivered by a trooper to the trooper or the trooper’s family. Public safety initiatives and involvement in charitable events further demonstrate AAST’s commitment to partnering with our members and their communities.

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From Our Members


"Your gift will further my education and allow me to follow in the footsteps of family members before me. My grandfather, Captain Joe F. Dixon (retired), served Florida Highway Patrol for 39 years and my dad, Major Jeffrey S. Dixon, has been on the patrol for the past 25 years. My family has been in FHP for several decades and someday I hope to join the ranks of the patrol and pursue a career in law enforcement.

I know AAST supports the education of troopers and their families through scholarship opportunities, and I am truly grateful to be a recipient. Man’s flight through life is supported by the power of his knowledge and your gift will certainly help me sustain my educational and professional goals. As a part of a trooper’s family, this opportunity means a great deal to me and my family. Thank you to everyone at AAST and to the troopers and retirees across the county who support the scholarship program.”

-Wesley Dixon, AAST Scholarship Recipient
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