History

Formed in the late 1960s as a conduit to approach the State Legislature for an improved retirement system, the Fraternal Order of Alaska State Troopers (FOAST) has evolved into a valuable charitable and fraternal organization with no political involvement.

Membership consists mainly of Alaska State Troopers, both active and retired, and is also open to all current and retired commissioned members of the Department of Public Safety (DPS), including the divisions of State Troopers, Fire Prevention, and Alaska Scientific Crime Lab personnel. Associate membership is open to non-commissioned DPS personnel as well as members of other law enforcement agencies, and the general public when sponsored by an existing active member. Current membership is over 850.

Structure

FOAST consists of two corporations headed by a unified Board of Directors. The Fraternal Corporation operates the Law Enforcement Museum and also sponsors many social and historical activities including a winter party and the annual Alaska State Trooper/Royal Canadian Mounted Police pistol competition, AKA "The Shoot. 

The Charity Corporation raises funds for a wide variety of children's sports and safety awareness activities and has for decades been responsible for providing the popular Safety Bear reflectors for the Safety Bear program, "Keeping Alaska's Children Safe."

Click on the links below for the rules and applications for charity funding:

» Charity Funding for Youth Groups & Activites

» Adult Activities (DPS Participation)

» Safety Bear Reflectors

 

The Banner

The Banner is the quarterly newsletter from FOAST to our membership. We include announcements of upcoming events, a rundown of events that have occured over the last few months, bits and pieces of information about our membership, as well as articles from writers in Alaska and some who have moved outside of the area. We always welcome your stories, and comments. We want our Banner to be about 'you'.Call or write us with your adventures and pictures. We want to hear from all of you. Each article will be printed as space allows.


Click here for current Banners (and soon to come "Banner Archives")