On August 18th, 2017, class five hundred completed their 28-week academy. Not only did they endure extreme physical and mental training but they were also challenged with becoming the first all trooper academy for DPS since 1979. Congratulations to the 39 men and women who graduated.
Friday, August 25, 2017 - 4:59pm
In life, great things happen that benefit others. In Oro Valley, Arizona, patrons at El Charro Café were presented with an opportunity to make a great thing happen during a Tip-A-Cop event.
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 12:00am
In the spring of 2016, Trooper Mark Torres, assigned to the Nogales squad in Tucson, was diagnosed with cancer. After undergoing a successful operation to remove the cancer, his doctors discovered another cancer in his lymph nodes. Mark immediately began aggressive chemo therapy to battle it.
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 12:00am
On July 24, 2017, Jennifer Dillon, community coordinator for Books to the Rescue, and her son, Austin, visited the Arizona Department of Public Safety Headquarters in Tucson, AZ to present a bag of reading books, crayons and coloring books for troopers to give to children who are in a bad collisi
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 12:00am
On Monday, July 24, 2017, extreme monsoon storms moved through the Tucson area causing heavy flash flooding in the Tanque Verde Wash located just northeast of Tucson. As a result of the rapidly moving flood waters hikers were stranded in the wash and surrounding area.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 3:26pm
Special Olympics Arizona is an organization that DPS loves to work with all year round. In April, DPS hosts the Special Olympcs BBQ, which is always a community hit! The Law Enforcement Torch Run is another event put on by Special Olympics Arizona that DPS personnel always look forward to!
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 3:06pm
The Rotary Club in Nogales honors a law enforcement officer from law enforcement agencies in the Nogales area every year. This year, on June 9, Trooper David Diaz, badge number 10070, received the award.
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 2:28pm
The Goodwin Fire has now reached a size of nearly 25,000 acres in Prescott Valley.
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 2:22pm
Thomas Yoxall, also well known as The Good Samaritan, had his life changed when he stepped up to save a trooper being attacked by a gunman, early one January morning. Yoxall was travelling on Interstate 10 towards California when he came across an attacker on top of Trooper Ed Andersson.
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 1:08pm
A former Marine is being laid to rest next to his wife, with help from DPS.
Mario Rivas served in the United States Marine Corps from 1955 to 1958. He then enlisted in the United States Air Force until 1959, when he was honorably discharged.
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 12:20pm