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Inside DPS

Utah’s New Lane Filtering Law

May 8, 2019

The Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) is comprised of 11 divisions and bureaus that include the Utah Highway Patrol, the Division of Emergency Management, Driver License division, Statewide Information and Analysis Center (SIAC), State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), State Fire Marshal, Highway Safety Office, Communications, State Crime Lab, Bureau of Criminal Identification, and Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST).  The DPS dive team, Aero Bureau, Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) and Public Protection Unit (PPU) also fall under the Department of Public Safety. DPS is made up of more than 1,500 state employees who are stationed across Utah.

Those 11 divisions are made up of dedicated public servants who often times go unrecognized. From Troopers to driver license clerks to forensic scientist and dispatcher; each one has a story. Our goal is to share their untold stories with Utah. We’re excited to take you ‘Inside DPS’.

October 10, 2019

Children stand at the window of the Life Safety House Trailer as fake smoke fills the room and deputy fire marshal explains to them what to do. One deputy fire marshal helps the children out the back of the trailer.

State Fire Marshal’s Office Life Safety Trailers Hit the Road for Education

October 9, 2019

View shows camera facing the rear passenger seat of the car where a cadet is wearing a bite suit and Onyx is biting the cadet's arm.

POST Introduction to K9 Class Featuring Nomos, Onyx and Kuli

October 7, 2019

Animated image shows Sparky the fire dog waving to people as they walk toward him. The people are of different ages and races. The text reads "Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practice your escape"

National Fire Prevention Week

October 2, 2019

Major Anderson stands by the podium with his right hand raised and the troopers are standing facing him with their right hands raised as they take their oath of office.

Utah Highway Patrol Swearing In Ceremony