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Tuesday January 18, 2022 Salt Lake City, UT



Press Release

Protecting Utah

Public Safety Reports

2019 DPS Annual Report

Monday March 2, 2020
Screen cap of cover of DPS annual report. Shows employees from various departments standing in front of DPS equipment including helicopter, trooper car, MRAP, motorcycles and boat.

2019 was another remarkable year for DPS. Read about the many activities of our 11 divisions in our annual report. 

Below is the message from Commissioner Anderson that appears at the beginning of the report.

As we end one decade and enter a new one, the future of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is more promising than ever. I am encouraged by what the future holds for our Department and our State. At the beginning of my tenure I challenged our Public Safety employees to excel in three pillars: personal preparation, internal performance and external service. Our more than 1,500 employees exemplify the very best of Utah. The next few pages outline their effort in each pillar. I am grateful for their service and unwavering dedication to ‘Keeping Utah Safe’. In 2019, we saw heroism by troopers to save lives. From rescuing kidnapped children to risking their own life to save another from an oncoming train. Our civilian employees are setting the example of excellence in the nation. Our Driver License Division is one of the best in the nation. They are expected to meet REAL ID compliance and distribution by mid-2020. I am humbled to represent our Department. This report is just a sampling of what DPS does every day. I am proud of the bureaus, divisions, and special units profiled here, and of the day-to-day work of all the members of our Department. And as we make our way forward, we will continue to improve on our accomplishments.



Joe Dougherty
DPS Public Affairs Director
Department of Public Safety


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