DPS News

UHP Public Notice for Unclaimed/Found Property

Posted on: December 1st, 2022

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. 

Aero Bureau Report – Early June 2022

Posted on: June 15th, 2022

Aero Bureau Report: We flew 16 missions this week. Heat strokes, lost parties, missing individuals, 24 people hoisted from slot canyons. 19 were hoisted out of Sandthrax Canyon after being stranded for 30 hours. After 19 hoists, a refuel, and 2 hours of blade time, we were pleased to find everyone was in good condition. […]

View from DPS Hoist cam shows TFO on the hoist

DPS Dive Team Provides New Robot Demonstration – Photo Gallery

Posted on: May 23rd, 2022

The DPS Dive Team recently headed up to Deer Creek Reservoir to provide a demonstration of its new robot to the media. The remote operated vehicle (ROV) is optimized to work in low to zero visibility conditions. Some details about the robot’s capabilities include the following: full 1080p HD video tether that reaches up to […]

Motorcycle Lane Filtering in Utah

Posted on: May 12th, 2022

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEOS As warmer weather arrives in Utah, drivers can expect to see more motorcycles on our roads. And that means they’ll see more motorcycles lane filtering – moving between two lanes to the front of traffic stopped at an intersection. Motorcycle lane filtering has been legal under certain circumstances in Utah since […]

International Building Safety Month is Underway

Posted on: May 5th, 2022

Updated Building Codes Support Mitigation and Disaster Discovery Funding  The 42nd Annual Building Safety Month is being observed this month around the world in an effort to raise awareness of increased building safety. The theme for this year’s campaign is Safety for All: Building Codes in Action. Purposeful building codes and the officials who enforce them […]

Utah Crime Data Now Available on Interactive Dashboards

Posted on: April 4th, 2022

Now with the past five years of data at your fingertips SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Public Safety’s Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) is making the past five years of crime data available in new interactive dashboards.  The new dashboards allow the public to view and sort data by jurisdiction or law enforcement […]

Don’t Press Your Luck on St. Patrick’s Day – Drive Sober

Posted on: March 16th, 2022

Law enforcement agencies statewide will conduct increased DUI enforcement on St. Patrick’s Day St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in America date back to the country’s founding. It is often is one of the biggest drinking nights of the year, and this, unfortunately, means more drunk drivers on the roads. However you celebrate, make sure you and […]

Romance Scams

Posted on: February 9th, 2022

According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), in 2020 alone, people who experienced romance scams lost over $600M. Victims of romance scams in Utah lost over $6 million. Romance scams occur when a criminal adopts a fake online identity to gain a victim’s affection and trust. The scammer then uses the illusion of […]

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021 – Cyber Crime in Utah

Posted on: October 28th, 2021

We’ve been sharing information about how you can DO YOUR PART – BE CYBER SMART throughout the month of October. We thought we’d close out this Cybersecurity Awareness Month with information about cybercrime in Utah and throughout the nation. In Utah in 2020, there were 4,926 victims of cybercrime (50% increase from 2019), and $47,113,946 […]