The American Association of State Troopers, Inc., (AAST) is a national fraternal organization composed of active and retired state troopers, highway patrol officers, and state police officers. Membership in AAST is voluntary; the choice to participate is made on an individual basis.
The Association's purposes specifically include development of strong bonds of nationwide trooper camaraderie; providing benefits for all state troopers, highway patrol officers, and state police officers, as well as their families; promotion of professional law enforcement training and educational opportunities; securing financial support to subsidize scholarship stipends for members' dependents, and involvement in public safety and consumer information campaigns.
AAST was established to ensure troopers and their families have emotional and financial support, especially when times get tough.
Today, AAST has re-dedicated itself to troopers helping troopers.
Active duty, retired, and former troopers with 10 or more years of honorable service qualify for AAST trooper membership.
Membership - $35 per year
Trooper Connection Subscription
Official AAST publication; a quarterly update/review of trooper activities across the United States
AAST I.D. Card
Includes, but not limited to:
Line of Duty Death Benefit
Natural disaster (damage to home from natural disaster: hurricane, tornado, flood, fire, etc.)
Financial hardship (accident or injury)
Medical expenses (terminal/catastrophic illness)
In times of need, AAST trooper members should contact the national office to request a Brotherhood Assistance application. Brotherhood Assistance grants will be awarded as funds are available.
Dependent Educational Scholarships
Up to $2,500 for trooper members’ qualifying dependents
For a student to be eligible, the trooper member must have been a member for a minimum of 24 months prior to the July 31 application deadline for the year in which the student is applying.
Trooper Educational Assistance Reimbursement
Up to $1,000 for trooper member - maximum lifetime (as funds are available)
Applicants must have been a trooper member for a minimum of 24 months to apply for the trooper educational assistance reimbursement.
Access Discount Loyalty Network
Members will be able to receive discounts up to 50% from major retailers in the following categories: Dining, Hotel, Golf, Recreation & Entertainment, Cruises, Movies, Shopping, and Health & Beauty
PLEA (Professional Law Enforcement Association) Membership Package
$5,000 of Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) coverage - on or off the job, no age restriction
Ability for member to increase the AD&D coverage at a discounted rate Ability to purchase AD&D coverage for family
20% discount on PLEA Legal Defense Program (active and retired troopers)
Access to discounts such as 1-800 flowers, law enforcement related products, etc.
Ability to purchase Vision Care Insurance at a discounted rate for member and family
Ability to purchase Cancer Coverage at a discounted rate for member and family