Alaska State Troopers change logo and slogan

AKSP Change Logo and Slogan

Residents will start to see a change to the Trooper cars around town soon, specifically, the logo and slogan. Yellow against a navy backdrop is reminiscent of the Alaska Flag.  And the slogan is meant to encompass the work of the Alaska State Troopers.  According to Jonathon Taylor with the Department of Public Safety, an internal group from both State and Wildlife Troopers came up with 24 potential slogans before deciding on 'Guardians of the 49th'.  Taylor explained that Troopers are often working in areas where there is no other law enforcement and sometimes alone.  He said the phrase showcases that they do feel like they are protectors and defenders.  He also told us about why they made the change.  "This is a part of our recruitment efforts to reach new generations of Alaskans and even those outside of Alaska about the opportunities that are there to become a state trooper and join a really credible, sworn, force of officers who do incredible work across the State," said Taylor.  Taylor says the designs won't change overnight, but as funding becomes available, they will start to show up.