AZDPS News & Press Releases

The Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Task Force (CVETF) will conduct Operation Southern Shield 2023 from Monday, February 20, 2023, through Friday, February 24, 2023, on Interstate 10 from Phoenix to the New Mexico state line, and on Interstate 19 from -

The Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) will host a media availability regarding the fatal collision and hazardous materials spill that occurred at approximately 2:43 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, on eastbound Interstate 10 at milepost 272, in Tucson.

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--Update 3:15 p.m., February 16, 2023--

The deceased driver of the commercial vehicle involved in this incident has been identified as Rickey Immel, 54, of Nevada. Landstar Inway Inc. was the operating authority for the load being transported.

The investigation into the cause of the crash is -

On Thursday, February 2, 2023, detectives with the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) served a search warrant in the area of South 6th Avenue and East Ajo Way in Tucson. The search warrant followed a months-long investigation into drug trafficking.

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On the evening of Saturday, January 21, 2023, an Arizona State Trooper initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a Mazda SUV on Interstate 40 at milepost 285, in Holbrook. During the traffic stop, the trooper observed several indicators of criminal activity. A subsequent vehicle search revealed -

On the morning of Wednesday, January 18, 2023, an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) trooper initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck for moving violations on westbound Interstate 10 at milepost 239, near Marana.

During the traffic stop, the trooper -

On the afternoon of January 10, 2023, detectives with the Vehicle Theft Task Force (VTTF) served two residential search warrants in the area of 204th Lane and Patton Road in Wittmann, AZ. The warrants followed several weeks of investigation, during which detectives observed numerous suspected stolen -

New DHS SAFETY Act-certified Community Awareness Program training will be provided to thousands of staff and volunteers to educate on enhanced "See Something, Say Something" initiative.

This week, the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC), in partnership with the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL) is rolling out the Community Awareness Program (CAP), a critical public safety training program. Utilizing this program, the ACTIC will train over 16,000 -

On Thursday, January 19, 2023, at approximately 7:55 p.m., a three-vehicle collision occurred on westbound Interstate 10 near 43rd Avenue, in Phoenix. Multiple 9-1-1 callers reported several vehicles engaging in street racing in the area at the time of the crash.

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From January 9th through January 13th, 2023, the AZDPS Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Task Force (CVETF) Division participated in the second annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Human Trafficking Awareness initiative. The initiative seeks to reduce human trafficking throughout North America -