DPS

DPS Monthly Highlights

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 and mission brings us into contact with nearly every person in Utah and our goal is to feature certain elements of our activities.

March 2018

In this edition

  • Operation Rio Grande Update
  • DPS and US Attorney Announce Charges
  • DPS Aero Bureau
  • St. Patrick’s Day Media Event

February 2018

In this edition

  • Operation Rio Grande Six Month Update
  • SBI’s Sgt. Jensen Serves in Federal Counterterrorism Fellowship
  • DPS Deploys Cutting Edge Crime Scene Technology
  • Late Winter Storms Present Challenging Driving Conditions

 

January 2018

In this edition

  • DPS Agents Seize Heroin Balloons and More
  • DPS and UDOT Release 2017 Traffic Fatality Numbers
  • New K9 Team to Patrol Rio Grande
  • DPS’ Cyber Crime Unit Fights Invisible Criminals

December 2017

In this edition:

  • Commissioner Squires Attends Meetings in Washington, D.C.
  • DPS Coordinates for Presidential Visit
  • DPS Releases 2017 Interdiction Totals
  • Family Shares Story of Loss at Holiday DUI Prevention Media Event
  • Warning Regarding CBD Oil

November 2017

In this edition:

  • Operation Rio Grande Update
  • Commissioner Squires Attends 50-State Summit
  • SIAC Analyst Receives National Recognition
  • DPS Hosts Drug-Impaired Driving Symposium
  • Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket Media Event

October 2017

In this edition:

  • Operation Rio Grande Update
  • DPS Awards Banquet
  • Fire Fighting and Fire Investigative Assistance
  • DPS Launches New Website

September 2017

In this edition

  • Operation Rio Grande Enforcement and Outreach Updated
  • Crime Lab Highlights New Technology
  • DEM Holds Annual Prepare Conference
  • UHP Marks the End of the 100 Deadliest Days

August 2017

In this edition:

  • DPS Partners with Law Enforcement Agencies for Operation Rio Grande
  • DEM Participates in National Mass Care Exercise
  • UHP Conducts Hot Spot Enforcement
  • Highway Safety Office Hosts Labor Day DUI Prevention Media Event

 

 

July 2017

In this edition:

  • Senator Hatch Tours Crime Lab and Discusses DNA Testing
  • DPS and CCJJ Introduce New Resources for Sexual Assault Victims
  • DPS Partners with Workforce Services for Refugee Outreach
  • Busy Month for Aero Bureau
  • UHP Conducts Distracted Driver Enforcement

June 2017

In this edition:

  • Commissioner Squires Reappointed
  • Commissioner Squires Attends NGA Meeting
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Unified Lab
  • DPS Divisions Provide Support During Wildfire
  • DPS and UDOT Host 3rd Annual Safety Fair

May 2017

In this edition:

  • DPS Receives National Recognition for Cyber Resilience Work
  • Special Hazard Warning Regarding Dangerous Drugs
  • Governor Herbert Presents DPS with SUCCESS Award
  • DLD Recognized with Governor’s Award for Excellence
  • Media Event Reminds Drivers to Move Over
  • HSO Hosts Landing Zone Training for Law Enforcement
  • UHP Holds Mock Crash at Spanish Fork High School

April 2017

In this edition:

  • Commissioner Squires Attends Homeland Security Advisors Meeting
  • DPS Expands Victim-Centered Approach to Addressing Crime
  • National Telecommunicators Week
  • New Billboards Urge Drivers – Look Twice, Save a Life
  • Over One Million Shake Out
  • Four Corners Without Borders Meeting

 

March 2017

In this edition:

  • St. Patrick’s Day and NCAA Tournament DUI Prevention Media Event
  • DPS Joins New Utah Gang Initiative
  • DEM Supports Flood Safety Awareness Week
  • SUCCESS Stories
  • BCI Coordinates Utah’s Amber Alert System

 

February 2017

In this edition:

  • DEM EOC Activation for Northern Utah Flooding
  • DPS Publishes 2016 Annual Report
  • Increased Interdiction Activity
  • SBI Hosts Interdiction for the Protection of Children Training
  • Office Insight: Commissioner Squires

January 2017

In this edition:
  • Governor Declares Law Enforcement Appreciation Month
  • UHP Sends Troopers to Inauguration
  • DPS and UDOT Release Traffic Fatality Numbers
  • SBI Agent Honored by NAACP
  • Winter Weather Storm Troopers
  • SBI Promotes Human Trafficking Awareness

 

 

December 2016

In this edition:
  • Governor Herbert Announces Budget Recommendations
  • DEM Participates in DCE Exercise
  • Holiday DUI Enforcement Media Event
  • SIAC Makes Connection to Help Remove Child Predator from Utah
  • UHP Year End Enforcement Stats

 

 

November 2016

In this edition:

  • Sexual Assault Kit Clearance Update
  • Capitol CERT Team
  • Hoist Capability Completion
  • Thankful for Seat Belts
  • Honoring a Hero

 

 

October 2016

In this edition:

  • Cyber Crime Unit Update
  • Autonomous Vehicle Report to the Legislature
  • Express Lane Enforcement
  • DPS Awards Banquet
  • Major Meth Seizure
  • Halloween DUI Enforcement and Video Series Debut
  • We Are One – Video from Awards Banquet

September 2016

In this edition:

  • Helo Hoist Training
  • Fix the Bricks
  • Anti-Crime Facials
  • Field Force Extrication Training
  • Extreme Weather
  • Simple Steps for Car Seat Safety

August 2016

In this edition:

  • Building Progress
  • Fire Marshal’s Office Coordinates Terrorist Bombing Response Training
  • Promoting Preparedness
  • Impressive Interdiction
  • Numbers and News
  • In Brief

 

July 2016

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In this edition:

  • First in Line for a New Driver License
  • A New Ceremony to Signify Change
  • Public Protection Unit in Cleveland
  • New CPS Technicians
  • UHP Honor Guard Activities

 

June 2016

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In this edition:

  • Transition at the Top
  • Local, Regional and National Assistance from SIAC
  • Safety Fair Success
  • In Brief: Info & Images

May 2016

DPS May 2016 Highlights

In this edition:Screen cap of front page of DPS highlights document

  • 9th Annual Governor’s Public Safety Summit
  • DNA and Epidermis Identifications
  • New Look for CFP Card
  • A Month of Traffic Safety Messages
  • In Brief: Info & Images

April 2016

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In this edition:

  • A Decade of Preparation Education
  • Awarded for Excellence: UHP Peer Support Group
  • Gathering for a Goal of Zero
  • Operation Wellspring Highlighted at National Conference
  • In Brief: Info & Images

March 2016

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In this edition:

  • Commissioner Participates in National Intelligence Briefings
  • Ensuring Resilience in Critical Infrastructure
  • Heroism Recognized
  • In Brief: Info and Images

February 2016

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In this edition:

  • New Software Streamlines DNA Entry
  • Refugee Outreach Program
  • New Form of Meth Submitted to Crime Lab

January 2016

January 2016 Highlights

In this edition

  • BCI: Exceptionally Busy in 2015Screen shot of cover of January Highlights
  • Honoring a Fallen Officer
  • First CAP Train-the-Trainer
  • Crime Lab Reports Progress on Sexual Assault Kit Testing
  • Incident at Calvin Rampton Building
  • New Winter Driving Website
  • Pizza and Politics at UVU

 

December 2015

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In this edition

  • Commissioner Makes Refugee Screen Recommendations
  • New Office and Test for Driver License Division
  • New Algorithm Means More Latent Print Hits for Crime Lab

 

November 2015

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In this edition

  • Eight Signs of Terrorism Video and CAP
  • Large Quantity of White Heroin Identified in Utah

October 2015

October 2015 DPS Highlights

October 2015 DPS Highlights

In this edition

  • DPS Divisions’ SUCCESS Stories
  • SBI Address BEC Scams
  • DPS Awards Banquet
  • BCI Firearms Section Featured in NICS Newsletter

September 2015

DPS September Highlights

September 2015 DPS Highlights

In this edition

  • Hildale Flood
  • Missing and Unidentified Persons Cases Resolved
  • FBI’s Rap Back Program Authorized for BCI
  • Major Narcotics Investigations Extend Beyond Utah’s Borders
  • Commissioner’s Bike Ride

August 2015

DPS August Highlights

DPS August Highlights

In this edition

  • New Deputy Commissioner
  • Combating Credit Card Fraud
  • Gold King Mine Spill Collaboration
  • Road Test Marathon at DLD

July 2015

DPS July Highlights

DPS July Highlights

In this edition

  • Interdiction for the Protection of Children Initiative in Action
  • Utah’s Virtual Operations Support Team
  • Utah Critical Infrastructure Prioritization Tool
  • Record Number of CODIS Hits at the Crime Lab

June 2015

2015 June DPS Highlights

DPS June Highlights

In this edition

  • Ground Breaking on New Unified State Laboratory
  • Addressing Cyber Crime
  • DPS Employee Fair
  • Emerging Marijuana Trend Found in the Field

May 2015

2015 May DPS Highlights

2015 May DPS Highlights

In this edition

  • Governor’s Public Safety Summit
  • A Focus on Seat Belts
  • Evidence Testing Update
  • Table Top Prep
  • Road Respect Tour

April 2015

DPS April 2015 Highlights

DPS April 2015 Highlights

In this edition

  • Working With Utah’s Native American Tribes
  • New Accelerant K9 for Fire Marshal
  • The Great Shakeout
  • Behind the Scenes with SBI and SIAC
  • UHP’s Varied Aspects of Protection and Service

March 2015

2015 March DPS Highlights

2015 March DPS Highlights

In this edition:

  • Presidential Visit
  • DEM’s Broad Scope
  • International and Interagency Investigation Cooperation
  • Firearm Safety Program Promoted at BCI

February 2015

2015 February Monthly Highlights

2015 February Monthly Highlights

In this edition:

  • Legislative Session Recap
  • Utah’s First WEA for Amber Alert
  • Palm Print “Hit” at Crime Lab
  • New Troopers Sworn In
  • New DLD Field Office

 

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