Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS)

  • Agency: Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Address: 2222 W. Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, 85009-2847 AZ
  • Chief:
Phone: (602)223-2000

Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) is located at 2222 W. Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, 85009-2847 AZ. The Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) phone number is (602)223-2000.

Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) News

Border Strike Force Seizes 2.6 Lbs of Fentanyl. A two-milligram dose of fentanyl can be lethal. Read the press release at

‪Man Blocks Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Bridge in Armored Truck Read More:‬

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UPCOMING TROOPER APPLICANT READINESS CLASS Are you interested in becoming an Arizona State Trooper? The Applicant Readiness Class, taught by the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s Recruiting Unit, covers the exciting career opportunities, application and testing process as well as what to expect during the training academy. If you are considering a career in law enforcement, this class will provide you valuable information to prepare you for a career as an Arizona State Trooper. Please see the attached link to register for the class. Upcoming classes will be posted in the future. If the class is sold out please check back for additional classes.

Arizona's Border Strike Force seizes meth and heroin during a traffic stop. Read More:

We've released the results of Operation Roadcheck held June 5-7, on Interstate 40 near Flagstaff. Read More:

Arizona Border Strike Force Detectives Achieve Results in Valley-wide Operations. Read More:

On this day, in 1969, we lost Patrolman Paul E. Marston when prison escapee Danny Lee Eckard shot and killed him on a farm in Chino Valley. Eckard was then fatally shot by Patrolman Ron Mayes who was riding with Marston. We Will Never Forget! Paul, Thank you for your service to Arizona.

Border Strike Force Leadership Team Tours Opioid Recovery & Treatment Center. Read More:

AZDPS Urges Drivers to be Prepared for Summer Monsoon Season. Learn more here:

We're Hiring Laterals!!! We are looking to fill our August, 2018 State Trooper Lateral class. Your application must be submitted by tomorrow at 5 p.m. in order to make the June 23rd testing. To apply, follow the link in the image or, you can go to Please be sure to click "Apply to be a Lateral Trooper". The lateral position is for those who are already AZPOST Certified Peace Officers. Come join an amazing team and a great family!

Border Strike Force Seizes Over 100lbs Of Narcotics Worth Approximately $520,000 During Traffic Stop. Read Here:

In May, the Coalition of DPS Retirees hosted a great meeting and dinner. It was a great event attended by legendary Highway Patrolman and former leaders!!!

Yesterday was the start of a great program for teens and young adults interested in the many careers in law enforcement. Pathway to Criminal Justice Careers, sponsored by Friendly House will run three, three week programs this summer with around 30 students per class. We are excited to participate in this summer program. Students will learn about investigations, patrol, tactics, crime lab and other law enforcement subjects throughout the class. We are proud to be partnered with the Phoenix Police Department and Maricopa County Sheriff's Office; Both outstanding law enforcement organizations!

AZDPS' Border Strike Force Recovers Stolen Vehicles and Dismantles Chop Shop. Read more here:

AZDPS Receives Grant to Purchase Two New DUI Patrol Vehicles

AZDPS Prepares for Memorial Day Traffic Enforcement Throughout the State DPS encourages the public to take action and save lives by driving safely Read about it at

Move Over! Do you know what it means? Learn more at #MoveOver18

We've posted a press release on behalf of the Vernon County, Wisconsin Sheriff's Office. They are seeking help identifying a woman found dead on May 4, 1984. Recent pollen testing shows she was from areas in either Arizona or New Mexico. Follow the link to see the full release:

The Arizona Department of Public Safety hosted the 20th annual Fallen Officer Memorial, to pay homage to the 29 fallen troopers. It was an honor to have Governor Doug Ducey and Col. Frank Milstead in attendance and the continued support from Arizona State Troopers Association. Watch the video here:

2018 marked the 15th annual Barbecue for Champions, hosted by Arizona Department of Public Safety in partnership with Special Olympics Arizona; one of the many ways DPS supports Special Olympics in the community! Watch the highlight video here:

AZDPS Metro South District is sponsoring a Paintball Tournament at Westworld Paintball 140 N. Country Club Dr. Mesa, AZ. The tournament is from 12:00 to 6:00 pm, Sunday, May 20, 2018. The tournament is being held to benefit the 100 Club of Arizona. Come and enjoy a good time for a great cause!

Tempe Firefighters extinguish a vehicle fire on wesbound I-10 near 24th St. in Phoenix. With extreme heat looming, it is more important than ever you are prepared and your vehicle is ready for the road. Visit for Travel Safety Tips

Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Allocates Money to AZDPS for Seat Belt Enforcement. Read More Here: