New Department Twitter Account

For Immediate Release

March 24, 2016



Marissa Villaseñor, Public Relations Director

Utah Department of Public Safety

Phone: 801-793-8025


Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) is changing up their social media presence. In coordination with Commissioner Keith Squires and public affairs office,  DPS has changed their Twitter handle from @Utdpspio to @UtahDPS. This is an effort to brand DPS as a whole department rather than just the public information officer (PIO).


We encourage the public and media outlets to use our new account to engage with us via social media. As a friendly reminder, this account should not be used for emergency purposes.

Here are some of our other official DPS Twitter accounts:

Commissioner Keith Squires: @SquiresDPS

Utah Highway Patrol: @UTHighwayPatrol

UHP Colonel: @UHP_Colonel

Utah Driver License: @Utahdld

Highway Safety Office: @UtahDPS_HSO

Utah Emergency Management: @UtahEmergency

Be Ready Utah: @BeReadyUtah

Great Utah ShakeOut: @UtahShakeOut

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