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Utah Department of Public Safety Launches News Website

The Source for Official Public Safety News and Information

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Utah Department of Public Safety recently launched DPS News to help make residents aware of public safety interests. Utahns will find information to better protect residents, organizations, and institutions against threats to the well-being and prosperity of the community.

"We are thrilled with possibilities of this new channel," said Keith Squires, Commissioner of the Utah Department of Public Safety. "DPS News will set the standard for information sharing in the nation."

From driver safety to cybercrime, DPS News is the official source on public safety issues concerning Utah residents. DPS News shares information well beyond law enforcement. Utahns will see the latest news and updates for:

  • Criminal Identification (BCI)
  • Dive Team
  • Driver License
  • Emergency Management
  • Fire Marshal
  • Forensic Services
  • Highway Patrol
  • Highway Safety
  • State Bureau of Investigation
  • Peace Officer Standards and Training
  • Statewide Information & Analysis Center

"DPS News will be a great tool for the Statewide Information and Analysis Center," said Squires, Commissioner. "It will allow us to share the most up-to-date information with residents."

The Statewide Information and Analysis Center (SIAC) is a clearing house for public safety information that helps coordinate collaboration for agencies across the state and the nation. SIAC is a public safety partnership designed to collect, analyze, and disseminate intelligence to protect Utahns.

To learn more, visit Utah.Gov.

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About Utah.Gov is the entry point to over 1,000 online services and benefits over 3 million residents in the state of Utah. provides citizens and businesses with more convenient options for interacting with government. Through, citizens can find public meetings, renew their vehicle registration, buy a hunting and fishing license, register a business, find a transparent state budget, and much more. In 2016 alone, received 20 awards making it the nation's most honored state website. is managed and operated through a public-private partnership between the state and Utah Interactive, the Salt Lake City-based official digital government partner for the state of Utah. Utah Interactive is part of digital government firm NIC's family of companies.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is celebrating 25 years as the nation's premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 12,000 digital government services for more than 4,500 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking digital government personal assistant, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single access point for government interactions. More information is available at


Utah Interactive
Sara Watts, 801-983-0275
General Manager
Utah Department of Public Safety
Marissa Cote, 801-793-8025
Director of Public Relations

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