The BEST Episodes of Alaska State Troopers
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 5, 2020
Network: National Geographic
They are the first line of defense on the last frontier, the roughly 400 state troopers who patrol the rugged and unforgiving terrain of America’s largest state — 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 — with backup sometimes days away — they face danger to protect the people and wildlife of Alaska.
#1 - Spring Break Crazy
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 11, 2011
Springtime in Alaska means one thing for thousands of adrenaline junkies: Arctic Man. It's one of Alaska's most extreme sporting events and the biggest weeklong party of the year. Only 16 troopers are assigned to the festivities, and they're outnumbered almost 1,000 to one, with backup almost 100 miles away. This year, a blizzard brings in trouble. Then, troopers head out on snow machines in search of a family whose sleds got stuck in the treacherous snowy landscape.
#2 - Cowboy Fugitive
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 18, 2011
Deep in the rugged Talkeetna Mountains, Trooper John Cyr and rookie Trooper Scott Lanier are on the lookout for illegal hunters of sheep, caribou and moose. But when Trooper Cyr tips over his four-wheeler and breaks his ankle, Lanier is alone in the wild, with backup a half-day away. Almost 300 miles south, in the rough waters of the Gulf of Alaska, tourists flock to Kodiak, Alaska's largest island.
#3 - Village Vigilantes
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 4, 2012
Troopers go the distance in this episode of Alaska State Troopers, taking to land, air, and snow machine to bring justice to some of Alaska's most remote locations. Alaskan villages on the outskirts often present challenges for troopers, both tactically and culturally. With the help of concerned locals, troopers are able to track down wanted criminals and solve mysterious cases.
#4 - Dazed and Confused
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 27, 2011
Under the midnight sun, troopers engage in a dangerous 90 mph pursuit until they apprehend the "dazed and confused" driver at gunpoint and find illegal drugs in the car. When officers respond to a domestic dispute, they are greeted by a gun-wielding homeowner. And troopers patrol the dangerous Copper River, where powerful currents and steep cliffs sometimes make for a deadly recreational area.
#5 - Anchorage Undercover
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 20, 2011
Troopers team up with the FBI to confront Anchorage's drug problem- taking down 17 suspects in one night. Across town, a known felon barricades himself inside his house, resulting in a tense standoff for hours. Meanwhile, the search is on for an injured hiker stuck halfway up a treacherous mountain. And troopers patrol Alaska's version of the Everglades in air boats to search for illegal moose hunters.
#6 - Armed and Bootlegging
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 28, 2012
It's a criminal homebrew operation, and Trooper Tim Smith must head into a 'dry' village where illegal manufacturing of alcohol has gotten out of control. Meanwhile, Trooper Gordon Young hunts down a dangerous thief and must race to the airport to stop the suspect from fleeing. Later, Trooper Jared Noll makes a seemingly routine traffic stop only to discover that the driver is one of the biggest meth cooks in the valley, and he's got knives with him.
#7 - Moose/Man Hunt
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 8, 2012
To maintain the element of surprise, Troopers execute a night operation on a remote island only accessible by boat. Their mission: to remove a threatening squatter who refuses to leave private property. Across the state, Wildlife Trooper Doug Massie gets a call about an illegal kill. After hours of searching, he finds the entire moose, but it's too late to salvage any of the meat.
#8 - One in the Chamber
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired May 1, 2014
Troopers pursue illegal moose hunters in the mountains surrounding the Mat-Su Valley, but the search turns dicey when they come across a fresh, warm grizzly bed still ripe with the stink of the bear. Later, all units rush to the scene when they receive a call about a man with a stolen gun. A tense four-hour standoff ensues when the suspect flees to a nearby residence. The chaos continues when troopers come across some drugged-up fishermen they must detain.
#9 - Highway Hijinks
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 6, 2011
From traffic stops to fleeing suspects to checking bear bait stations, troopers on the Seward Highway stretching along the Kenai Peninsula hunt criminals, enforce wildlife laws and keep the peace.
#10 - Operation Moose Decoy
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 13, 2011
Alaska’s elite state troopers take down an armed bandit, investigate a junkie hangout, and track down unlawful moose hunters using a unique partner in crime.
#11 - High-Speed Chase
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 20, 2011
Under Alaska’s midnight sun, troopers pursue a felon in a high-speed chase, track down suspected lawbreakers and, deep in the backcountry, hunt for missing rafters on the Tonsina River.
#12 - Armed and Dangerous
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 13, 2011
Troopers track down a gun-carrying fugitive with a shady past, chase after illegal hunters in Alaska’s remote backcountry and try to determine the cause of a suspicious death of a protected species.
#13 - Gun N Hide
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 15, 2012
When troopers respond to a call regarding a discharged gun in the Mat-Su Valley, they discover a large stash of weapons hidden inside a boat. There is a good chance that the suspect is still armed and dangerous as officers venture out into the dark woods to search for him. Later, troopers patrol villages near Juneau, handle the fall moose hunt in the Denali wilderness, and search the southeast Alaskan ocean floor for a stolen firearm.
#14 - Hostage Standoff
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 9, 2012
Ride along with Alaska State Troopers on some of the most dangerous calls yet--life and death hang in the balance when an armed, belligerent man turns his loaded gun on his pregnant girlfriend, a search and rescue mission unfolds in the forest, and road rage turns potentially fatal when a gun is involved.
#15 - Burglars & Bears
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 20, 2013
The roads are teeming with trouble and the Troopers must dodge wintry conditions to catch their targets/suspects. In Butte, an intoxicated man harasses Troopers and leads them to a surprising discovery: a 9 mm pistol on the couch. An altercation involving alcohol at a Fairbanks hotel leads to arrests. And a dispute between neighbors involving guns on the outskirts of town draws Troopers into the cross fire. Finally, when brown bears take over a remote village dump, Sgt. Dobson must mediate.
#16 - Hammered on the Holiday
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 3, 2013
In this one-hour episode of "Alaska State Troopers," Trooper Dan Dahl scans the wilderness for missing hunters in his floatplane. An off-road pursuit turns into a forest foot chase and Fourth of July celebrations keep Troopers busy.
#17 - Midnight Poachers
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 22, 2012
See where it all begins at the Trooper Academy in Sitka, AK, patrol for illegal hunters and traps with wildlife troopers and combat dangerous drunk drivers, all while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Alaska.
#18 - Knife Fight
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 7, 2012
Snowflakes fall as Trooper Howie Peterson responds to a snow-machine accident where the victim may be dead or alive. As night falls, he frantically sets out into the backwoods of avalanche country to find the man. Then, a horrific stabbing sends trooper Blake Calhoun on a search for the stabber in a maze of unsecured cabins, where the potentially armed man could be hiding behind any door. Later, Trooper Anthony Stariha tries to catch a speeding vehicle before reaching the populous town center.
#19 - Crime Under the Midnight Sun
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 27, 2011
Troopers have their hands full patrolling the late-night partiers under the sun that doesn't set. Troopers attempt to crack down on underage drinking, halt disorderly conduct and investigate a mysterious death in the backwoods as well as deal with eagles attacking people and orphaned moose.
#20 - Bloody Warrior
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 11, 2012
It sounds like a tale out of a horror movie when troopers Aaron Mobley and Bill Connors set out to find a man who assaulted someone with a machete, leaving the victim bloodied and with a broken jaw. But after they make the arrest, the drama is far from over.
#21 - Rock-Throwing Rampage
Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 18, 2015
Troopers scramble to rescue lost snowmobilers, help a stranded citizen, and recover a frozen body, lost to the harshness of the terrain.
#22 - Frontier Force
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 4, 2009
Go inside one of the worlds most unique law enforcement agencies as the Alaska State Troopers fight crime, enforce fish and game regulations, and patrol the rugged terrain of Americas largest state. This episode takes viewers across Alaskas vast frontier as Troopers fight crime in Brevig Mission, survey the devastating flooding of the mighty Yukon River, go inside the walls of Anvil Mountain Correction Center in Nome, and take a few minutes to watch part of the famed Iditarod Dog Sled Race.
#23 - Alaskan Standoff
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 26, 2012
From Alaska's bustling city of Fairbanks all the way to Grayling, a remote village that in winter is accessible only by plane, the Alaska State Troopers never have a dull moment. A team of Alaska's troopers attempt to serve a warrant to a man who doesn't want to be found. With the house surrounded and the man refusing to appear, the troopers are ready to go ' except that they have to wait for a search warrant to arrive before they can enter the house.
#24 - Extreme Justice
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 7, 2012
Get the adrenaline flowing with this special episode that includes arrests in remote villages; helicopter rescues on frigid, 22 degree mountaintops; and dangerous suspect chase-downs in south central Alaska. Trooper Howie Peterson confronts an intoxicated gold miner who is blocking a road. Then, when snow machine riders go missing, the troopers deploy on a search and rescue mission. The search via helicopter comes across an overturned snow machine and the race is on to find survivors.
#25 - Shotgun Showdown
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 21, 2012
This episode starts with a bang as the troopers respond to a call about gunshots and screams. The hunt for the gunman leads them into the Fairbanks woods, where they find the suspect threatening to blow someone's head off. Then, on the waterways of western Alaska, the team must rein in some potentially volatile fishermen by both boat and float plane. Then, Trooper Stariha is hot on the trail of a fleeing motorcycle who suddenly takes the chase onto the crowded highway.