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>>
Sara Galloway was last seen in the yard of her home, in the 10600 block of west Massingale Rd, at approximately 0730 hours on 03/21/19. Though she is 38 years old Sara has Down Syndrome and functions at a 8 year old level.
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
On 03/17/19 67 year old Riley McSpadden missing from a group home, located in the 10000 block of east Roger Rd. Riley suffers from dementia and is known to have violent episodes. He is a Caucasian male with white hair, approximately 5’11” tall and weighs 130 pounds.