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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 […]

Volunteer Victim Advocates Needed

Posted on: July 10th, 2018

Are you a compassionate person who is interested in helping your community by assisting individuals who have been a victim or witness to a crime? Do you want to learn more about law enforcement and the criminal justice system? The Utah Department of Public Safety is seeking volunteers for the Victim Services Volunteer Program. As […]

Below the Surface: DPS Dive Team

Posted on: June 14th, 2018

The DPS Dive Team is utilized by agencies across the State of Utah and neighboring states. Due to the equipment assets and the unique diver skill sets, the dive team is often called upon to provide assistance to aquatic homicide investigations and accidental drownings. The dive team performs these functions at no cost to county […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]