Utah Department of Public Safety

Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) is a law enforcement agency in the State of Utah, headquartered in Taylorsville.[2]

Utah Department of Public Safety
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Logo of the Utah Department of Public Safety
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Flag of the State of Utah
AbbreviationUT DPS
MottoService, Safety, Security
Agency overview
Annual budget$ 241,027,900
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionUtah, USA
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Map of Utah Department of Public Safety's jurisdiction.
Size84,899 square miles (219,890 km2)
Population3,101,833 (2017 est.)[1]
Legal jurisdictionUtah
General nature
Headquarters4501 South 2700 West Taylorsville, Utah 84119
Elected officer responsible
Parent agencyState of Utah
Utah DPS website

Utah Department of Public Safety is under the direction of Commissioner Jess L. Anderson.

The agency is headquartered at South 4501 South 2700 West in Taylorsville.[3]

Senior StaffEdit

Senior Staff Title
Jess L. Anderson Commissioner of DPS
Kristy Rigby Deputy Commissioner of DPS
Jimmy Higgs Deputy Commissioner of DPS
Mike Rapich Deputy Commissioner of DPS
Mark Zesiger Lieutenant Colonel of DPS
Brian Redd Chief Special Agent of DPS
Tyler Kotter Major of DPS
Beau Mason Captain of DPS
Marissa Cote Director Public Affairs of DPS
Kim Gibb Director Legislative & Government Affairs of DPS
Amy Lightfoot Director Quality & Process Improvement of DPS


The Department of Public Safety has 11 divisions and bureaus:

  • Utah Division of Emergency Management
  • Utah State Fire Marshal's Office
  • Utah Highway Patrol
  • Utah Driver License Division
  • Utah Statewide Information and Analysis Center (SIAC)
  • Utah State State Bureau of Investigation (SBI)
  • Utah State Communications
  • Utah State State Crime Lab
  • Bureau of Criminal Identification
  • Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST)
  • Utah DPS Dive team
  • Utah Aero Bureau
  • Special Emergency Response Team (SERT)
  • Public Protection Unit (PPU)

Utah State Highway PatrolEdit

The Utah Highway Patrol Division is the unit of the department most frequently seen by citizens. Uniformed troopers of the highway patrol are responsible for enforcing traffic and criminal law, usually in unincorporated areas, and serve as the uniformed Utah state police.


  1. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau. June 22, 2017. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  2. ^ "Contact DPS Administration." Utah Department of Public Safety. Retrieved on June 1, 2015. "Utah Department of Public Safety First Floor – South 4501 South 2700 West Taylorsville, Utah"
  3. ^ "Contact Information". Utah Department of Public Safety. Accessed October 26, 2012.

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