AZDPS News & Press Releases

On Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, detectives with the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) Gang & Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission (GIITEM) arrested two suspects on drug and weapons related charges and seized 80 firearms from a Tucson residence and several storage units.

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The Arizona Commercial Vehicle Safety Partnership (ACVSP) will conduct its annual “Operation Southern Shield” from Monday, Feb. 19, 2024, through Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, on Interstate 10 from Phoenix to the New Mexico state line, and on Interstate 19 from Tucson to the international border.

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On Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) Vehicle Theft Task Force (VTTF) detectives arrested two suspects on multiple felony charges after seven stolen vehicles, methamphetamine, and multiple firearms were located at an automotive business in Mesa. Detectives also -

On Friday, January 26, 2024, at around 8:13 p.m., detectives with the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) State Gang Task Force attempted to contact the driver of a vehicle parked at a car wash on East Airway Avenue in Kingman, Arizona. As detectives approached the suspect vehicle, the -

On Sunday, January 28, 2024, at around 1:36 a.m., an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) trooper observed what they believed to be a disabled vehicle stopped on the left shoulder of eastbound State Route 202 near Alma School Road (milepost 12), in Mesa. When the trooper stopped to check the -

On Tuesday, January 23, 2024, Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) troopers seized more than 200 pounds of fentanyl valued at over one million dollars following a traffic stop in southern Arizona.

At around 5 p.m. on Tuesday, AZDPS troopers stopped the driver of a commercial vehicle on -

Within a one-hour period in southern Arizona on Thursday, January 18, 2024, Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) troopers seized a total of approximately 459 pounds of methamphetamine, 148 pounds of fentanyl pills, and 2.55 pounds of cocaine in three separate traffic stops. A total of six -

Following Governor Katie Hobbs’ declaration of January as Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and in recognition of January 11 as of National Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Day, the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) reaffirms its commitment to combating human trafficking -

On Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at approximately 5:38 p.m., an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) motorcycle trooper was involved in a two-vehicle, serious injury collision on westbound Interstate 10 at milepost 142, between 35th Avenue and 43rd Avenue in Phoenix.

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PHOENIX – The Arizona Departments of Emergency and Military Affairs and Public Safety posture to support Southern Arizona in response to Governor Katie Hobbs’ executive order.

As the Department of Public Safety (DPS) enhances its uniformed presence in the vicinity of the Lukeville Port of Entry -