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Public Safety Reports

DPS Monthly Highlights

Wednesday September 12, 2018

The DPS Monthly Highlights are not meant to be comprehensive reports of all of our department’s activities – that would be quite a voluminous publication. While everything that every DPS employee does every day is high-impact, this document seeks to capture various elements of what our Department does each month. The scope of our responsibilities and mission brings us into contact with nearly every person in Utah and our goal is to feature certain elements of our activities.

August 2018

In this edition

  • Commissioner Squires Retires and Major Anderson Appointed New Commissioner
  • Operation Rio Grande – One Year Update
  • Recent CGIC and NIBIN Successes Highlighted
  • UHP Welcomes 32 New Troopers

July 2018

In this edition

  • Operation Rio Grande Update
  • Crime Lab Holds Basic Crime Scene Academy
  • DPS Expands Firearm Safety Program
  • DPS Divisions Provide Assistance During Wildfires

June 2018

In this edition

  • New Utah Crime Gun Analysis Center Announced
  • New Tracking Tool for Sexual Assault Victims
  • Commissioner Squires Attends FBI’s School Safety Summit
  • DPS Dive Team
  • DPS Safety Fair

May 2018

In this edition

  • 11th Annual Governor’s Public Safety Summit
  • Rio Grande Team Awarded for Excellence
  • DPS Recognized By US Attorney
  • Border to Border Seat Belt Enforcement


April 2018

In this edition

  • Commissioner Represents DPS From Coast to Coast
  • UHP Holds Mock Crashes
  • Speed Enforcement Operation in Utah County
  • Zero Fatalities Safety Summit
  • By the Numbers

March 2018

In this edition

    • Operation Rio Grande Update
    • DPS and US Attorney Announce Charges
    • DPS Aero Bureau
    • St. Patrick’s Day Media Event

February 2018

In this edition

  • Operation Rio Grande Six Month Update
  • SBI’s Sgt. Jensen Serves in Federal Counterterrorism Fellowship
  • DPS Deploys Cutting Edge Crime Scene Technology
  • Late Winter Storms Present Challenging Driving Conditions


January 2018

In this edition

  • DPS Agents Seize Heroin Balloons and More
  • DPS and UDOT Release 2017 Traffic Fatality Numbers
  • New K9 Team to Patrol Rio Grande
  • DPS’ Cyber Crime Unit Fights Invisible Criminals

December 2017

In this edition:

  • Commissioner Squires Attends Meetings in Washington, D.C.
  • DPS Coordinates for Presidential Visit
  • DPS Releases 2017 Interdiction Totals
  • Family Shares Story of Loss at Holiday DUI Prevention Media Event
  • Warning Regarding CBD Oil

November 2017

In this edition:

  • Operation Rio Grande Update
  • Commissioner Squires Attends 50-State Summit
  • SIAC Analyst Receives National Recognition
  • DPS Hosts Drug-Impaired Driving Symposium
  • Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket Media Event

October 2017

In this edition:

  • Operation Rio Grande Update
  • DPS Awards Banquet
  • Fire Fighting and Fire Investigative Assistance
  • DPS Launches New Website

September 2017

In this edition:

  • Operation Rio Grande Enforcement and Outreach Update
  • Crime Lab Highlights New Technology
  • DEM Holds Annual Utah Prepare Conference
  • UHP Marks the End of the 100 Deadliest Days

August 2017

In this edition:

  • DPS Partners with Law Enforcement Agencies for Operation Rio Grande
  • DEM Participates in National Mass Care Exercise
  • UHP Conducts Hot Spot Enforcement
  • Highway Safety Office Hosts Labor Day DUI Prevention Media Event



July 2017

In this edition:

  • Senator Hatch Tours Crime Lab and Discusses DNA Testing
  • DPS and CCJJ Introduce New Resources for Sexual Assault Victims
  • DPS Partners with Workforce Services for Refugee Outreach
  • Busy Month for Aero Bureau
  • UHP Conducts Distracted Driver Enforcement

June 2017

In this edition:

  • Commissioner Squires Reappointed
  • Commissioner Squires Attends NGA Meeting
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Unified Lab
  • DPS Divisions Provide Support During Wildfire
  • DPS and UDOT Host 3rd Annual Safety Fair

May 2017

In this edition:

  • DPS Receives National Recognition for Cyber Resilience Work
  • Special Hazard Warning Regarding Dangerous Drugs
  • Governor Herbert Presents DPS with SUCCESS Award
  • DLD Recognized with Governor’s Award for Excellence
  • Media Event Reminds Drivers to Move Over
  • HSO Hosts Landing Zone Training for Law Enforcement
  • UHP Holds Mock Crash at Spanish Fork High School

April 2017

In this edition:

  • Commissioner Squires Attends Homeland Security Advisors Meeting
  • DPS Expands Victim-Centered Approach to Addressing Crime
  • National Telecommunicators Week
  • New Billboards Urge Drivers – Look Twice, Save a Life
  • Over One Million Shake Out
  • Four Corners Without Borders Meeting


March 2017

In this edition:

  • St. Patrick’s Day and NCAA Tournament DUI Prevention Media Event
  • DPS Joins New Utah Gang Initiative
  • DEM Supports Flood Safety Awareness Week
  • SUCCESS Stories
  • BCI Coordinates Utah’s Amber Alert System


February 2017

In this edition:

  • DEM EOC Activation for Northern Utah Flooding
  • DPS Publishes 2016 Annual Report
  • Increased Interdiction Activity
  • SBI Hosts Interdiction for the Protection of Children Training
  • Office Insight: Commissioner Squires

January 2017

In this edition:
  • Governor Declares Law Enforcement Appreciation Month
  • UHP Sends Troopers to Inauguration
  • DPS and UDOT Release Traffic Fatality Numbers
  • SBI Agent Honored by NAACP
  • Winter Weather Storm Troopers
  • SBI Promotes Human Trafficking Awareness



December 2016

In this edition:
  • Governor Herbert Announces Budget Recommendations
  • DEM Participates in DCE Exercise
  • Holiday DUI Enforcement Media Event
  • SIAC Makes Connection to Help Remove Child Predator from Utah
  • UHP Year End Enforcement Stats



November 2016

In this edition:

  • Sexual Assault Kit Clearance Update
  • Capitol CERT Team
  • Hoist Capability Completion
  • Thankful for Seat Belts
  • Honoring a Hero



October 2016

In this edition:

  • Cyber Crime Unit Update
  • Autonomous Vehicle Report to the Legislature
  • Express Lane Enforcement
  • DPS Awards Banquet
  • Major Meth Seizure
  • Halloween DUI Enforcement and Video Series Debut
  • We Are One – Video from Awards Banquet

September 2016

In this edition:

  • Helo Hoist Training
  • Fix the Bricks
  • Anti-Crime Facials
  • Field Force Extrication Training
  • Extreme Weather
  • Simple Steps for Car Seat Safety

August 2016

In this edition:

  • Building Progress
  • Fire Marshal’s Office Coordinates Terrorist Bombing Response Training
  • Promoting Preparedness
  • Impressive Interdiction
  • Numbers and News
  • In Brief

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