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DPS Investigators and Troopers See Increase in Interdiction Activity

Posted on: February 16th, 2017

Only 14 days into February and Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) Investigators and Troopers have taken over 110 pounds of methamphetamine, weapons, heroin and prescription pills off the streets of Utah. DPS’ Utah Highway Patrol and State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) have worked together as one team to seize and develop investigations into each […]

Utah Highway Patrol Launches Public Recruitment of New Troopers

Posted on: February 7th, 2017

Join a law enforcement agency with rich history, a long legacy of providing professional police services and protecting the constitutional rights of all people in Utah. But most of all make a positive impact on your community. Each year our great State Troopers take hundreds of drunk drivers off the roadways. They seize thousands of […]

Troopers Assist in the Arrest of Four Out of State Homicide Suspects

Posted on: January 27th, 2017

Contact: Sgt. Todd Royce, Utah Highway Patrol Phone: 801-556-8261 The Department of Public Safety’s Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) and State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) have had a busy 2017, so far. Since January 12, Utah Highway Patrol Troopers have assisted in the arrest or investigation into four homicide suspects in cooperation with out of state […]

2016 Preliminary Traffic Fatality Report

Posted on: January 18th, 2017

On Wednesday, January 18, UDOT and DPS released preliminary traffic fatality numbers for 2016. 280 people lost their lives on Utah roads last year. 94% of these deaths were the consequences of human error (driving distracted, aggressive, drowsy, impaired or unbuckled) We ask you to please honor their lives by choosing to drive safe. Read […]

DPS Monthly Highlights

Posted on: January 13th, 2017

The DPS Monthly Highlights are not meant to be comprehensive reports of all of our department’s activities – that would be quite a voluminous publication. While everything that every DPS employee does every day is high-impact, this document seeks to capture various elements of what our Department does each month. The scope of our responsibilities […]

Utah’s AMBER Alert System to Participate in Bi-annual Test

Posted on: January 11th, 2017

Contact: Gina McNeil Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification Amber Alert Coordinator Utah’s AMBER Alert System to Participate in Bi-annual Test Utah’s AMBER Alert Plan will be tested on January 13, 2017, National AMBER Alert day. The AMBER Alert is tested twice a year. August 26th and January 13th.  The Utah Department of Public Safety will […]

Governor Herbert Declares January as Law Enforcement Appreciation Month

Posted on: January 9th, 2017

For the first time, Governor Gary R. Herbert and the State of Utah have declared January as Law Enforcement Appreciation Month in Utah. Traditionally recognized each year on a national level, this year the Governor honored Utah’s men and women in uniform on Monday, January 9th with an official state declaration. During the month of January […]

UHP New Years Weekend Stats

Posted on: January 3rd, 2017

Over the holiday weekend, Troopers with the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) noted the following stats during the enforcement period between Friday, December 30, 2016 to Monday, January 2, 2017: Vehicle Stops: 2,816 Speed Contacts: 1,804 Occupant Restraint (seat belts) Contacts: 274 DUI arrests: 36 Other Alcohol: 26 Crashes Handled: 395 Fatalities: 0

Orem PD & FD Mannequin Challenge – Behind the Scenes

Posted on: December 27th, 2016

When we learned that the Orem Police and Fire Departments were teaming up to make a “Mannequin Challenge” video with a safety-related twist, we asked if we could go behind the scenes while they were preparing to make the video. We hope the behind the scenes video and the final product itself help remind you […]

Response to an Inaccurate Report by KUTV’s Get Gephardt

Posted on: December 21st, 2016

On Monday, December 5 KUTV’s Get Gephardt aired a story about how protective orders and gun purchases are handled by the Department of Public Safety’s Bureau of Criminal Identification and the Utah Courts system. The story reporting that “names of Utahns with gun restrictions [are] not being shared with FBI database” is factually inaccurate. GEPHARDT: […]