Governor Doug Ducey announced his budget for Fiscal Year 2019 and it is with great appreciation to review his recommendations for additional funding provided in support of public safety. The Governor’s budget provides funding to combat the opioid crisis, expand DPS Night Watch operations to respond to wrong way drivers, and increase patrol coverage in Southern Arizona.
Wrong-way drivers are a nationwide problem, and happen all too often in Arizona. During 2017, there were over 1,700 wrong-way drivers reported in Arizona. The Governor’s budget recommends $1.4 million to expand DPS Night Watch operations in the Phoenix area to 50 troopers. Additional troopers will increase coverage to more quickly respond to reports of wrong-way drivers, or other dangerous driving reports, within the Phoenix area.
However, the best resource to stop a wrong-way driver starts with you, the public. Most wrong-way drivers are impaired drivers; if you, or someone you know, have been drinking, don’t get behind the wheel. We are just days into 2018 and DPS troopers have already intercepted and arrested three wrong way drivers on Arizona highways suspected of impairment.Read More>>
At approximately 6:10 pm this evening he walked away from his wife at the Super WalMart (2840 Highway 95 BHC, AZ) entered their vehicle and drove southbound on Highway 95. He was last seen at approximately 7:00 pm at Cocktails Bar on Highway 95. Mr.
Phoenix — During the morning rush hour on July 18th, the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) received reports of a wrong-way red pickup truck traveling eastbound within the westbound traffic lanes of I-10 at milepost 158, near Elliot Road.
Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the DPS Local Retirement Board endeavors to ensure the accessibility of its meetings to all persons with disabilities. If you need an accommodation for the meeting, please contact Leanne Lunsford at (602) 223-2147. Requests should be made a
Paul Roberson left his home on the morning of 7/13/18 in his Ford truck to go to the Costco at Country Club and Baeline in Gilbert, AZ. He intended to get gas prior to a planned trip to his cabin in Strawberry, AZ. Mr.
Tucson, Ariz. — On Monday July 9th, 2018, during a traffic stop along I-10, members of the Arizona Border Strike Force (ABSF) made two arrests and seized 99 pints of codeine which can be sold for over $1,500 per pint.