Airport Police & Fire

There is no such thing as a typical day at the office. ANC is home to one of the world’s most distinct public safety departments. Each of the men and women of the ANC Airport Police & Fire Department are multidiscipline first responders providing Police, Fire and Emergency Medical services.

More than 70 ANC Police & Fire Officers make up Alaska’s largest airport fire department and third largest police force, protecting over 10,000 airport employees and 5.7 million passengers.


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.


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.


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.

“Welcome to the Anchorage International Airport Police & Fire Department. Our officers have the honor of serving and protecting a top piece of infrastructure for Alaska and the world: the Anchorage International Airport. The airport serves as the fourth busiest cargo airport in the world, and second busiest in the United States, connecting the world. Our mission is to ensure the safety, security, and emergency response at the airport are world class. From serious crime, medical emergencies, and aviation-related fire and rescue responses, our officers are always prepared to handle what comes next to ensure the public’s safety and confidence in their travel through the airport. They serve with Honor, Courage, and Integrity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to ensure a safe world class airport is here to serve you. Welcome to Alaska.”

Chief Aaron Danielson

GARAGE UPDATE: The airport parking garage is operating at 50% reduced capacity until October 2023 as maintenance work is completed. Travelers are encouraged to allow extra time when arriving to utilize offsite parking if needed (learn more). Motorists looking for their vehicle moved due to the construction, or any other parking issue, can call Republic Parking at 907-677-1074.