State troopers in Alaska are quite unique. And to be honest, you don't NEED that many state troopers.
Kinda funny, but Jon Stewart had someone on discussing state troopers in Alaska a while back.
Go watch it and have a look.
I don't know honestly. It could be to put the money where it's needed: in the residential areas. But I've been to Alaska. Not many big residential
areas. (but I have a feeling I'm wrong as I'm no expert.)
[edit on 29-8-2008 by Gorman91]