Colonel Milstead and the AZDPS Honor Guard represented the Department at National Police Week in Washington, D.C. to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. This year, in particular, was an important year for AZDPS with the passing of Trooper Tyler Edenhofer on July 25, 2018.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 3:54pm
1975: In this week’s entry we look back on the initial purchase of radar sets, which enabled DPS to perform speed enforcement. The below story was from May 1975.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 12:30pm
After his death, communications personnel in the Central Communications Center collected funds and items for a basket, which was delivered to the Salt River communications center on January 16, 2019.
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 8:08am
1974: In this week’s entry we look back on a project that issued radios to truck drivers, which allowed them to directly communicate with DPS dispatchers. The below story was featured in the April 1974 issue of The Digest.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 9:35am
1973: In this week’s entry we look back on at the first female officer AZDPS graduated from the Training Academy. The below story was featured in the November 1973 issue of The Digest.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 12:43pm
1972: In this week’s entry we look back on the shots scored by the Department’s award-winning basketball team. The below story was featured in the August 1972 issue of The Digest.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 9:14am
1971: In this week’s entry we look back on a day that took two lives from the Department.
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 1:13pm
1970: In this week’s entry we look back and pay homage to Highway Patrolman Gib Duthie, who died on September 6, 1970. The below story was featured on the front page of the Vol. VI, No. 9, September 1970 issue of The Digest.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 10:41am
1969: In this week’s entry we look back at the tragic death of Highway Patrolman Paul Edward Marston, who died on June 9, 1969. The below story was featured on the front page of the Vol. V, No. 5, June-July 1969 issue of The Digest.
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 11:52am
In recent months, retired AZDPS employees have joined forces to create a threefold memorial ride. The memorial ride is set to honor our fallen troopers, celebrate the 50th anniversary of AZDPS, and let current troopers know they will never be forgotten.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 3:23pm