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UHP Public Notice for Unclaimed/Found Property

Posted on: September 2nd, 2020

The Utah Highway Patrol currently holds various unclaimed and found properties. This includes backpacks, bikes, camping gear, clothing, electronics, firearms/weapons, currency, jewelry, purses, recreational gear, suitcases and tools. Ownership must be proven in the form of receipts and/or detailed description within nine (9) days of this posting. For information, please contact the evidence room at 801-262-0449. 

Real ID: what you need to know

Posted on: March 26th, 2020

On March 26, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security released the following statement regarding REAL IDenforcement deadline. “Due to circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the national emergency declaration, the Department of Homeland Security, as directed by President Donald J. Trump, is extending the REAL ID enforcement deadline beyond the current October 1, 2020 deadline. I have […]

Utah Highway Patrol Public Notice for Unclaimed/Found Property

Posted on: October 1st, 2019

The Utah Highway Patrol currently holds various unclaimed and found properties. This includes backpacks, bikes, camping gear, clothing, electronics, firearms/weapons, currency, jewelry, purses, recreational gear, suit cases and tools. Ownership must be proven in the form of receipts and/or detailed description within nine (9) days of this posting. For information, please contact the evidence room at 801-262-0449. 

New DPS Administration

Posted on: October 19th, 2018

New Commissioner for the Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS), Jess L. Anderson, has made new appointments within the Department. Among the new appointments made by Commissioner Anderson are two new Deputy Commissioners, a Lieutenant Colonel and Chief Special Agent. Kristy Rigby – Deputy Commissioner: Prior to her appointment as Deputy Commissioner, Kristy has served […]

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 […]

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 […]

Unclaimed Property Notice

Posted on: October 3rd, 2017

UTAH HIGHWAY PATROL PUBLIC NOTICE FOR UNCLAIMED/FOUND PROPERTY The Utah Highway Patrol currently holds various unclaimed and found properties. They include sleeping bags, men/women boots, clothing, blankets, mountain bike, kayaks, and snowboard. Ownership must be proven in the form of receipts and/or detailed description within nine (9) days of this posting. For information, please contact […]

Rio Grande Search Warrant Served in Ogden

Posted on: September 13th, 2017

On September 12 at 1:30 p.m., officers with the Department of Public Safety’s State Bureau of Investigation, Weber Morgan Narcotics Strike Force, Utah Adult Probation and Parole, and Ogden Police served a warrant at a home in Ogden. This warrant was based on narcotic and other criminal behavior directly resulting from intelligence gathered through Operation […]

Questions Regarding Complaints and Officer Misconduct

Posted on: September 8th, 2017

In light of recent actions by officers in Utah, the Utah Department of Public Safety has received multiple inquiries regarding officer misconduct and investigations. It is important to keep in mind that in a system of government, such as we have, where local control is emphasized, county and municipal police departments have a great deal […]

Law enforcement update on first three weeks of Operation Rio Grande

Posted on: August 29th, 2017

The following is a three week update from law enforcement. Since the start of Operation Rio Grande,  the following numbers represent arrests since August 14: Total arrests: 740 Breakdown of arrests: Felony arrests: 62 Felony arrests with warrants: 71 Misdemeanor arrests: 131 Misdemeanor arrests with warrants: 476 Use of Force: 4