Governor Jan Brewer announced today who will replace Roger Vanderpool as the next director of the Department of Public Safety, and although it's probably much to the dismay of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, it's not anti-illegal-immigration blowhard Russell Pearce. Brewer has appointed Robert Halliday, ... More >>
Here's one from the rumor mill:
Russell Pearce (above), the state senator from Mesa who's led the charge against illegal immigration in Arizona, could be appointed head of the state Department of Public Safety.
The Phoenix Business Journal and KTAR (92.3 FM) quote anonymo ... More >>
Police are hunting have arrested a suspect in a SUV who shot a photo radar van operator Sunday night.
(SEE UPDATE AT BOTTOM OF POST).
The 51-year-old victim, Doug Georgianni, had worked for the photo enforcement company Redflex as a "driver-technician" for only three months, ... More >>
Phoenix Police Chief Jack Harris is stepping down from his position as a board member of the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board after a five-year run.
No reason was given for the departure in an announcement by police this afternoon (see below). The announcement itself, police say, ... More >>
Roger Vanderpool, DPS Director
The Arizona Department of Public Safety is taking credit for a decrease in auto thefts in Phoenix and Tucson, saying a smorgasbord of enforcement efforts made the difference.
Referring to a report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau that show no Arizona city i ... More >>
Drool away at this big-buck seizure.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety today released photos of cash seized in traffic stops by state troopers, including one of a stop that netted a duffle bag containing $248,249 in cash. The evidence shows what law enforcement is facing, ... More >>
On the heels of recent articles across the United States that claim heroin use is surging, the Arizona Department of Public Safety says it recently broke up a major heroin ring based in Chandler.
Detectives worked for seven months on the case with members of a northern Arizona anti-drug task f ... More >>
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is dead wrong about the state's inability to prosecute criminal speeders using photo enforcement evidence, says State Attorney General Terry Goddard.
In an official memo to Roger Vanderpool, director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Goddard ... More >>
A couple driving north toward Tucson the day after Christmas was caught with nearly 200 pounds of marijuana disguised like holiday presents.
The Nogales, Arizona, couple were stopped on Interstate 19 for a traffic violation, according to an Arizona Department of Public Safety news release:
Insid ... More >>
A Glendale man has been arrested on suspicion of vandalizing a speed camera on Loop 101 by striking it with a pickax.
Late Wednesday night, a motorcycle officer with the Department of Public Safety heard a lot of banging noises while he was staked out under an overpass. When h ... More >>