AZDPS News & Press Releases

**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 -

On Tuesday, July 4, 2023, at approximately 4:25 p.m., an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) Trooper attempted to stop a passenger vehicle for criminal speed westbound Interstate 10 near 40th Street in Phoenix.

The male suspect driving the passenger vehicle failed to stop for the trooper -

On Thursday, January 12, 2023, at approximately 6:14 a.m., a six-vehicle collision involving two commercial vehicles occurred on eastbound Interstate 10 near Chandler Boulevard (milepost 160.4). At the time of the collision, Interstate 10 was closed at Wild Horse Pass Boulevard due to an earlier -

On Saturday, June 10, 2023, Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) troopers and fellow Street Racing Task Force partners responded to reports of vehicles involved in intersection takeovers throughout the Valley.

During an incident at an intersection in Mesa, one of the involved drivers -

On Monday, June 19, 2023, AZDPS received a report of a male suspect impersonating a police officer on Interstate 17 in the area of milepost 317, south of Flagstaff. Both the suspect and victim stopped on an exit ramp following a minor road rage incident, and the suspect approached the victim’s -

On the morning of Wednesday, June 21, 2023, detectives with the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) State Gang Task Force Career Criminal Unit, assisted by the Arizona Department of Corrections Rehabilitation and Reentry (ADCRR) Office of Inspector General, served four residential search -

A “routine” traffic stop for an Arizona State Trooper is often unpredictable.

Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) Trooper Sean Harkins’ body-worn camera video from Monday, June 19, 2023, shows him shortly after 11:30 a.m. as he stopped the driver of a Kia sedan near 21st Avenue and Thomas -

On June 19, 2023, shortly after 11:30 a.m., an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) state trooper stopped the driver of a Kia sedan near 21st Avenue and Thomas Road. During the traffic stop, the suspect driver opened fire on the trooper, striking him once. The suspect fled the scene in the -

Alert: Cartels are recruiting your children!

Troopers have seen an increasing trend of cartels using social media to recruit youth for human smuggling operations. These actions endanger not only the youth involved, but also the smuggling victims and our local communities.

Please help us spread -