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Utah Department of Public Safety Encourages Utahns to Utilize Online and Mail-In Services

Posted on: March 17th, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (March 16, 2020) — As part of the statewide efforts to limit the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging Utahns to utilize the many online and mail-in services that the department provides.  Online services available from DPS include the following: Driver license and ID […]

DPS Monthly Highlights

Posted on: September 12th, 2018

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 […]

Landing Zone Training for Law Enforcement

Posted on: June 9th, 2017

DPS’ Highway Safety Office coordinates Multi-Agency Task Forces in Salt Lake, Davis, Weber and Utah Counties. The task force meetings feature training for the participating law enforcement agencies. At the May task force meetings, University of Utah AirMed provided landing zone training for the officers in attendance. Should the need to help a medical or […]

Eight Signs of Terrorism Video

Posted on: May 23rd, 2017

As part of our ongoing commitment to public safety and the citizens of Utah, DPS partnered with the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL), Lt. Governor Spencer Cox, local law enforcement agencies and many others, to create a video and the Community Awareness Program (CAP) designed to educate citizens on how to properly recognize and report […]

Driver License Division Recognized by Governor Herbert

Posted on: May 17th, 2017

  In a ceremony on Monday, DPS’ Driver License Division received a Governor’s Award for Excellence for Outstanding Public Service. The division was recognized for its increased efficiency resulting in reduced customer wait times. The Governor’s Award for Excellence provides an opportunity for state employees to be recognized for outstanding public service and achievements that display […]

MEDIA ALERT: Illegal Drug Findings and Public Warning May 10 at 9:00 a.m.

Posted on: May 9th, 2017

For Immediate Release May 8, 2017    MEDIA ALERT:   Illegal Drug Findings & Public Warning May 10 at 9:00 a.m. What:  The Utah Department of Public Safety issues a “special hazard warning” to the public about new trends in street drugs across Utah. The crime laboratory has identified a single tablet that appears to be […]

St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness Media Event

Posted on: March 17th, 2017

It’s a big weekend in Salt Lake City – St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness! St. Patrick’s Day brings many people to their favorite pub for a pint, while the NCAA tournament brings sports fans to their favorite bar to cheer on their alma mater or to Vivint Home Arena where first and second round […]

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 […]

New Videos Show the Consequences of Drinking and Driving

Posted on: October 24th, 2016

Drinking and driving is dangerous and deadly. And it’s 100% preventable. To help people understand the many negative consequences of drinking and driving, we created five new videos which we’ll be sharing and promoting on our social media channels. You can help us spread the word – share these videos with your family and friends […]

Child Passenger Safety Week – Recipes for the Right Seat

Posted on: September 19th, 2016

How many times today will your children ride in the car? Will they be in the right car seat for their size and age? To help parents make sure, we partnered with Primary Children’s Hospital to create short videos with tips about how to keep your little ones safe. “We hope these videos help people […]