AZDPS News & Press Releases

The AZDPS Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Task Force (CVETF) Division will participate in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's 2023 Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative from January 9, 2023, through January 13, 2023. The initiative seeks to reduce human trafficking throughout North America -

I am announcing my retirement from the Department of Public Safety effective Friday, January 6, 2023. It has been an honor of a lifetime to have served the men and women of the Department of Public Safety, and the citizens of this great state. As Director I observed firsthand the selflessness -

Phoenix — The Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) has been awarded over $527,000 in grant funding from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The grants will help with overtime costs for troopers during driving under the influence (DUI) enforcement details, targeted distracted -

On Saturday, November 19, 2022, at approximately 11:36 pm, Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) dispatchers received multiple calls reporting a wrong-way driver traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of State Route 303 near milepost 135.

An AZDPS trooper responded to the area and -

On Saturday, October 29, 2022, Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) Gang & Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission (GIITEM) detectives served a search warrant on a Tucson-area property following an investigation into allegations the residents were engaged in the sale of firearms and -

PEACH SPRINGS, Ariz. -- On Tuesday, November 1, 2022, the Hualapai Tribe and the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) entered into an agreement for mutual aid and the cross-commissioning of AZDPS troopers on the Hualapai Reservation.

The agreement provides for the orderly and effective -

--Updated on Monday, October 31, 2022--

On Friday, October 28, 2022, 25-year-old Vincent Ian Acosta was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on the following charges:

  • Second Degree Murder (3 counts)
  • Endangerment (11 counts)
  • Aggravated Assault (2 counts)


Booking number: G001612

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On Wednesday, October 5, 2022, an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) trooper initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a black Ford sedan on Interstate 8 eastbound at milepost 16, near Yuma. During the traffic stop a vehicle search was conducted, and troopers located 52 pounds of suspected -

On Friday, September 23, 2022, Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) troopers responded to a U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) inspection checkpoint on State Route 85 at milepost 18, near Gila Bend, after a USBP canine alerted to a vehicle at the inspection.

A search of the suspect vehicle, a white -

On Wednesday, September 14, 2022, an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) trooper initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a Ford Fusion sedan on northbound Interstate 19 at kilometer 80, near Sahuarita, AZ.

During the traffic stop, the trooper observed multiple indicators of criminal -