On Monday, September 14, 2020, the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) was awarded a $10,000 grant by the DUI Abatement Council to further support increased impaired driver enforcement and training statewide.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) has been awarded over $1,494,000 in grant funding from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The grants will provide funding for troopers and dispatchers during critical education and enforcement operations such as impaired driving (DUI) details, distracted driving enforcement details, seatbelt enforcement details and the street racing task force.
The Department has produced a video with additional footage related to the trooper-involved shooting which occurred in Phoenix on September 17, 2020.
This remains an active investigation. Detectives are still looking for the suspect driver and vehicle. If you recognize the suspect or vehicle, please call 9-1-1. You may also submit a tip online at azdps.gov/tips.
Multiple arrests made between August 26, 2020 and September 3, 2020 are the culmination of a months-long proactive operation to combat child sexual exploitation and child sex trafficking in Pinal County.
On Saturday, August 29, 2020, the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) Ranger 1 helicopter was requested to assist the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) with a search and rescue mission for an injured hiker. The hiker suffered a serious leg injury and required extraction from the top of Humphreys Peak, the highest summit in Arizona at 12,637 feet.
On Thursday, August 20, 2020, at approximately 7:15 a.m., an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) trooper in a patrol vehicle prepared to make a traffic stop on a driver on Interstate 10 eastbound near Chandler Boulevard. As the trooper activated his patrol vehicle’s emergency lights for the traffic stop, the driver of a black Ford F-150 truck approached the trooper from behind at a high rate of speed.
On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s (AZDPS) Maricopa County Criminal Targeting Unit (CTU) served a search warrant at a Mesa residence, resulting in seven arrests and shutting down an illegal drug sales operation.
On Sunday, August 2, 2020, at approximately 9 PM, an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 2005 Honda Pilot SUV, for a moving violation on US 191, north of Interstate 40, near Sanders, AZ. During the course of the traffic stop, the trooper determined the female driver was impaired.