It’s a wrap for Alaska State Troopers reality show

Troopers look on as Trooper Noll investigates a suspect in a road rage incident in which a passenger was reported as armed. (Photograph by PSG Films/ Dean Cannon)

Troopers look on as Trooper Noll investigates a suspect in a road rage incident in which a passenger was reported as armed. (Photograph by PSG Films/ Dean Cannon)

It’s a wrap for the Alaska State Troopers’ reality show.

Agency spokeswoman Beth Ipsen says troopers director Col. James Cockrell has let Alaska Department of Public Safety employees know by email that the state has decided not to participate in another season of “Alaska State Troopers,” which airs on the National Geographic Channel.

The Anchorage Daily News reports that Cockrell’s Tuesday email said that after five years, “it’s time to stand down and focus on our principal mission of providing professional statewide law enforcement without any added outside distractions.”

He says production company PSG Films has “done an excellent job” of portraying troopers and what they do. The production crews followed members of the statewide police force as they made arrests across Alaska. The first season aired in 2009.

Cockrell says this season’s filming will conclude June 30. He did not rule out resuming the series “in a couple of years” if there is department interest.

If you haven’t seen the show yet, here’s a trailer to give you an idea of the style: