The Alaska Law Enforcement Museum is a display of Alaska Trooper?s history and artifacts. Located beneath the parking garage in 5th Avenue, Anchorage, the museum is operated by the Fraternal Corporation of Fraternal Order of Alaska State Troopers (F.O.A.S.T.).
The FOAST was founded in 1960 to advocate an improved retirement system of Alaska?s policemen and other law enforcement agents. After the successful legislative movement, FOAST turned to be a charitable organization. The Alaska Law Enforcement Museum, also known as Trooper Museum is one of the major projects of FOAST to share their history to the locals of Alaska.
People can dissect the colorful history of Alaska?s State Troopers through its wide range of exhibits. The photos and clippings of popular and most prolific murderers in Alaska are displayed in ?Wanted for Murder? collection. Assortments of past authentic, including the first women state trooper?s uniform uniforms, are displayed in an office setting during state?s early years. Old and up to date patches, badges, and insignias from law enforcement agencies of different states are arranged in order.
Visitors can have a quick trip back to history in an exhibit of early police gadgets and devices in the museum?s shelves. There are old handcuffs, antique radios and communication devices used by law enforcers during the early days of Alaska.
The Trooper Museum offers a CSI Camp for students who want to experience a detective?s and police?s life in several days. Participants in the camp are bound to crack the mysteries of unsolved cases applying scientific methods, investigation techniques, and forensic tools. For application and complete information, just visit the museum?s website or in-site office.
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