AZDPS News & Press Releases

On Tuesday, January 17, 2023, detectives with the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) Vehicle Theft Task Force (VTTF) conducted salvage yard business inspections in order to combat chop shop operations at businesses in the area of 4024 to 4124 West Broadway Road in Phoenix. This operation -

We are pleased to announce Governor Hobbs’ appointment of current Tempe Police Chief Jeffrey Glover as Director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

Chief Glover brings with him more than 20 years of law enforcement experience. He began his career with the Tempe Police Department in -

On Thursday, January 12, 2023, at approximately 6:15 a.m., a commercial truck rear-ended five vehicles resulting in multiple fatalities on eastbound Interstate 10 (I-10) adjacent to the Chandler Boulevard off-ramp. 

State troopers determined a man was driving a commercial truck-tractor hauling an -

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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