AZDPS News & Press Releases

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 -

PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) was awarded $696,781 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 driving -

On Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023, Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) troopers stopped a driver for civil traffic violations on westbound Interstate 10 in Marana. Troopers observed indicators of criminal activity during the stop, and a subsequent vehicle search revealed approximately 2.6 pounds of -

On Tuesday, October 17, 2023, the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC) was awarded the prestigious Leadership in Homeland Security Award during the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) awards banquet in San Diego, CA. Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) -

Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) troopers seized approximately 262.02 pounds of fentanyl pills in incidents across the state from Nov. 7 through Nov. 14, 2023, and arrested a total of eight suspects on related charges.

The first seizure occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 7, when a traffic stop -

Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) troopers and Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Enforcement and Compliance Division officers with the Arizona Commercial Vehicle Safety Partnership (ACVSP) conducted a three-day enforcement operation at ports of entry and across Interstate 40 in -

For the first time in Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) history, the driver of a passenger vehicle was convicted of negligent homicide for a fatal collision caused by distracted driving.
On September 1, 2023, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge sentenced Amanda Schlief, 35, to four -

A lengthy investigation into a criminal group buying and selling stolen vehicles resulted in the arrest of four suspects and the recovery of multiple stolen vehicles in Arizona.

The five-month investigation was led by the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s (AZDPS) Vehicle Theft Task Force -