Office of Public Affairs
The Office of Public Affairs promotes the Utah Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) goals, activities and accomplishments by working with reporters in traditional media organizations and by utilizing social media outlets. The office also coordinates and organizes media events hosted by or involving DPS. Getting information out to the public is vital to the mission of the Department. We respond to media requests in a timely manner and accommodate other media requests when needed. The DPS Office of Public Affairs covers all 11 divisions and bureaus within the department. Designated Public Information Officers (PIO) are assigned to the Utah Highway Patrol and the Division of Emergency Management. For inquires regarding all other divisions and bureaus or the department as a whole, please contact the DPS Public Affairs Director.
For the latest DPS press releases and stories, visit DPSNews.utah.gov
24 Hour On Call Public Information Officer
Marissa Cote, DPS Public Affairs Director
Commissioner’s Office & Department Inquiries, State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), Statewide Information and Analysis Center (SIAC), Highway Safety Office, Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI), Driver License Division (DLD), Communications, Crime Lab, Fire Marshal, Operation Rio Grande, DPS Aero Bureau and other special units.
Sgt. Nick Street, Public Information Officer
Utah Highway Patrol
Joe Dougherty, Public Information Officer
Division of Emergency Management