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Ensuring the safety of travelers and staff at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is a core responsibility of the Airport Police and Fire Department. Comprising certified law enforcement officers in Alaska, our department is dedicated to serving the public and fostering a customer-centric environment.

Our mission is to protect life and property by providing professional police, firefighting, and emergency medical services. We dedicate ourselves to the Alaskan community through honor, courage, and integrity.

To meet the diverse safety needs of the airport, specialized teams are deployed within the department. These teams, consisting of highly skilled officers selected on merit, include Investigations, Explosives Ordnance Disposal, K-9, Drug Interdiction, and Water Rescue. No day at ANC is typical, as our airport hosts one of the world's most unique public safety departments. Our multidisciplinary first responders deliver police, fire, and emergency medical services.

With over 70 officers, we are Alaska's largest airport fire department and the third largest police force, safeguarding more than 10,000 airport employees and serving 5.7 million passengers annually.


One of the unique responsibilities of being an Airport Police and Fire officer is providing firefighting and rescue services in the event of an aircraft incident or accident at the airport.
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Airport Police and Fire officers are certified law enforcement officers in the State of Alaska. The Airport Police and Fire Department takes a special interest in serving the public and maintaining a customer-oriented environment.
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The Airport Police and Fire Department provides basic emergency medical services to the public. Officers must be prepared to handle a wide variety of medical emergencies with grace and assurance.
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