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You’re Invited to the Annual Family Safety Fair

Posted on: March 12th, 2018

Utah families will have an opportunity to participate in hundreds of family friendly activities during the annual Family Safety Fair on Thursday, June 7th from 3-7 p.m. Presented by the Department of Public Safety (DPS), the safety fair will feature free family activities, safety demonstrations, and local favorites and prizes. The fair will take place at […]

Cyber Crime: How DPS Serves as a National Model For Cyber Preparedness

Posted on: September 8th, 2017

The U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance understands that many states and communities need support in helping ensure information systems are designed to identify, prepare for, prevent and respond to cyber threats and incidents. Utah is a leader across the nation in building cyber resilience and the Police Executive Research Forum published an […]

UHP Troopers Give First Hand Account of Operation Rio Grande

Posted on: August 24th, 2017

Our Troopers are committed to making a positive impact in the community. They recently shared their first-hand experiences with Operation Rio Grande.

Simple Ways to Stay Safe and Prevent Fires While Celebrating

Posted on: June 30th, 2017

As we quickly approach our fireworks season, the Utah Department of Public Safety’s Fire Marshal Office would like to remind the citizens of Utah how to responsibly discharge and enjoy their fireworks and novelties this holiday season. “I would remind everyone as they celebrate the independence of our country and the coming of the Pioneers […]

Commissioner Keith D. Squires reappointed as the Commissioner of the Utah Department of Public Safety

Posted on: June 23rd, 2017

The Utah State Senate confirmed the reappointment of Commissioner Keith Squires to another four-year term as the Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety (DPS).  Commissioner Squires was first appointed as DPS Commissioner in June of 2013 by Governor Gary R. Herbert and was nominated recently for reappointment to the position. “Keith has been dedicated […]

DPS Co-Sponsors Human Trafficking Conference

Posted on: June 14th, 2017

Today DPS partnered with the Attorney General’s Office, The Asian Association, and the Refugee & Immigrant Center to help combat human trafficking.

How to Decrease your Risk of a Cyber Attack

Posted on: May 15th, 2017

Cyber-crime is on everyone’s minds today after this weekend’s worldwide ransomware attacks. While Utah was not hit specifically during this weekend’s strikes, we do see ransomware hitting Utah families and businesses on a regular basis. The victims we serve always wish they’d taken preventative steps to decrease their risk. These include: always conduct the updates […]

An Unsettling Trend Within the Opioid Epidemic: A Warning for All Utahn’s

Posted on: May 11th, 2017

From 2013 to 2015, our state ranked seventh-highest in the nation for deadly drug overdoses. A new trend could see that number climb even higher. Our crime lab is seeing multiple dangerous, and even unknown, compounds packed into illicitly manufactured pills and capsules, and often times criminals try to pass these off as the same […]

Utah Highway Patrol / State Bureau of Investigation Seize Mass Quantity of Meth

Posted on: April 27th, 2017

On the morning of April 25, a UHP Trooper patrolling the area near the Utah/Arizona border stopped a vehicle heading northbound. A UHP K-9 was dispatched to the scene, where it indicated to the presence of narcotics. Further searching revealed two secret compartments containing 42 brick shaped packages, totaling 50 pounds. Field testing returned positive […]

DPS Responds to CDL Fraud Conviction After Multi-Year Investigation

Posted on: April 26th, 2017

“The Utah Department of Public Safety’s State Bureau of Investigation and Driver License Division appreciate the cooperation of our Federal partners in participating with us in this multi-year investigation and prosecution. Our roads are safer today and the integrity of the CDL licensing process is maintained as a result of this investigation and prosecution.” Major […]