Arizona Department of Public Safety

Sep 15, 2023

Sovereign citizens use “paper terrorism” to intimidate, harass Sedona public officials

There is a growing number of people in the U.S. whose distrust of government and other mainstream institutions has led them to embrace the conspiracy-laden, anti-government ideology of the sovereign citizen movement. That growth has become increasingly evident in Arizona.

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Aug 7, 2023

Second body found at Capitol in less than two weeks

A body has been found on the grounds of the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix for the second time in less than two weeks, according to authorities.

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Jun 6, 2023

Ex-teacher sentenced to prison for making death threat against Rogers

A former Tucson middle school teacher was sentenced Tuesday to 2 ½ years in prison after pleading guilty to making a death threat against Sen. Wendy Rogers, R-Flagstaff.

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May 4, 2023

GOP bills linked to budget talks with Hobbs

With the Legislature heading into its final weeks, Republican leadership has several bills to consider in budget negotiations with Gov. Katie Hobbs that will likely not advance through the Legislature on their own.

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Mar 24, 2023

3 people die in Arizona after being caught in floodwaters

At least three people were found dead this week after their vehicles were swept away by floodwaters in Arizona, authorities said.

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Jan 20, 2023

Catalytic converter theft continues to rage in Phoenix

Catalytic converter theft continues to rage in the City of Phoenix despite legislation enacted last May designed to deter such theft. Now, the Phoenix Police Department is joining forces with Courtesy Automotive Group to permanently etch catalytic converters with SafeCat anti-theft technology that ties a SafeCat serial number to the vehicle’s VIN and registers it in a national database.

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Jan 17, 2023

Arizona hires new directors for corrections, public safety

Arizona has new directors for its Department of Corrections and Department of Public Safety.

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Jan 4, 2023

Arizona Department of Public Safety director set to retire

Arizona Department of Public Safety Director Col. Heston Silbert has announced that he's retiring on Friday.

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Dec 14, 2022

Arizona driver cited for carpooling with inflatable Grinch

The Grinch came early for an Arizona driver who tried to pass off an inflatable figure of the Dr. Seuss character as a passenger.

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Jul 30, 2021

Troopers grateful for funding, more is needed

Next year, we will continue to ask the governor and legislators for small investments to ensure the public is protected adequately by troopers around Arizona.

May 31, 2020

Ducey says he won’t tolerate looting, promises aggressive approach statewide

Gov. Doug Ducey said he won’t tolerate looting and violence, and praised law enforcers’ “more aggressive approach” to confront the protests that erupted following the deaths of two African-American men at the hands of police.

Mar 26, 2020

Prostitution camp provided women for Petersen adoptions

A prostitution camp in the Marshall Islands provided many of the birth mothers caught up in former Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen’s allegedly illegal adoption business, according to statements attributed to his co-defendant in a warrant to seize his assets.