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AZDPS News & Press Releases

On Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at approximately 4:20 p.m., an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) trooper was driving his fully marked patrol vehicle northbound on State Route 101 in the area of Chaparral Road. The trooper observed a vehicle being operated without a license plate and initiated -

Arizona, California and Nevada form partnership ahead of holiday travel.

PHOENIX – In a collaborative effort to ensure the safety of all motorists over Labor Day weekend, the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS), California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) are joining forces for a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP).  The tri-state enforcement -

A traffic stop on State Route 87 in Payson resulted in the seizure of approximately 10.4 pounds of suspected fentanyl pills and the arrest of two suspects on multiple drug and weapons charges last week.

At 6:05 p.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2023, an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) -

**Update - August 24, 2023**

Investigators believe the suspect vehicle may be a silver Chrysler Sebring or Chrysler 200 with black painted rims and/or hubcaps. (Chrysler converted the Sebring model to the 200 model in 2011.)

The suspect driver is described as an African American male of thin -

On Thursday, August 3, 2023, an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) trooper initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a white Dodge Ram for a non-moving violation on westbound Interstate 10 at milepost 208, in Eloy. During the traffic stop, the trooper observed several indicators of criminal -

On Wednesday, July 19, 2023, following an investigation conducted by the Arizona Department of Pubilc Safety (AZDPS) Major Incident Division (MID), a jury found the suspect from an April 2022 trooper-involved shooting guilty on eleven charges, including attempted first-degree murder and aggravated -

Our air rescue crews are hard at work in this heatwave! On the afternoon of Sunday, July 23, 2023, the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) Ranger 1 air rescue crew assisted with back-to-back heat-related rescues more than 100 miles apart.

At about 1:21 p.m., the Ranger 1 crew was -

Public safety agencies in Pima and Pinal counties will participate in an agency interoperability tabletop exercise at the Pima County Emergency Communications and Operations Center on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The tabletop exercise will look at uses of interoperable radio -

**Update: Monday, July 17, 2023 - Suspect Arrested in Connection with Fatal Hit-and-Run**

At approximately 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 17, 2023, a male suspect turned himself in to law enforcement at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office headquarters in Phoenix in connection with the July 16th fatal -

Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) state troopers seized more than 194 pounds of drugs bound for the Phoenix area following two traffic stops on Interstate 8 last week.

The first traffic stop occurred at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28th, on eastbound Interstate 8 near milepost 51. An -