It’s a wrap for Alaska troopers reality show

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – It’s a wrap for the Alaska State Troopers’ reality show.

The agency’s 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, agency spokeswoman Beth Ipsen said.

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,” The Anchorage Daily News reported (http://is.gd/I9zGjv ).

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

“This decision was not reflective of the production company (PSG Films) or the quality of their product,” Cockrell said. “They have been responsive to our requests and have done an excellent job of accurately depicting our troopers and our mission.”