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Congrats and Farewell to Captain Garcia!

Posted on: May 10th, 2022

Today we say a tough goodbye with a full hearted congratulations to Captain Garcia. You have been an amazing example to so many on the patrol, we know you will continue to do great things with your new department! Best of luck Captain! Read an article about Captain Garcia’s new position as Moab PD’s Chief […]

Blocking Crash I-80 Tooele County

Posted on: March 28th, 2022

On Wednesday 03-02-2022 at 0957, a trooper had stopped a commercial vehicle for a move over violation on I-80 Westbound near milepost 85. He made a passenger side approach and was interacting with the driver and co-driver. While interacting with the driver and co-driver, another westbound semi was traveling in the right lane approaching the […]

Vote for UHP in the “Best Looking Cruiser” Contest

Posted on: July 22nd, 2021

Voting has begun for the American Association of State Troopers “Best Looking Cruiser” contest.  This year’s contest will be tabulated through the SurveyMonkey website.   To cast your vote in the “2021 BestLooking Cruiser Contest”  you can access the website link through the AAST Facebook page or click on https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bestlookingcrusier2021 and scroll through the state agency photos to find your favorite cruiser. […]

2020 Christmas Holiday Coloring Contest

Posted on: December 9th, 2020

The Utah Highway Patrol would like to invite all ages to join our Christmas Coloring Contest! To enter the contest please put your child’s name and age on the back of the coloring page, then take a picture of both sides and email it to: joinhighwaypatrol@utah.gov.  Age categories 3-5, 6-9, 10-14, 15+ Entries must be in by December 23rd […]

Multi-Agency Distracted Driving Enforcement Operation in Utah County

Posted on: November 2nd, 2020

STATS FROM THE OPERATION Read a story about the enforcement from KSL.com here: https://www.ksl.com/article/50040283/police-crack-down-on-distracted-driving-in-utah-county What: Utah County Law Enforcement Officers will utilize an unmarked van with spotters sitting inside looking for violations of Utah’s distracted driving laws. Violations will be called out to nearby marked units who will take appropriate enforcement action to educate or cite […]

Image shows 32 officers from 7 different police departments standing in front of an unmarked van that will be used for the distracted driving operation.

Click It for Candy Canes – Adopt A High School Events

Posted on: December 24th, 2019

To help remind high school students to buckle up during their holiday break, Troopers in Utah County and Wasatch County held Click It for Candy Cane events at local high schools. As students, parents, and teachers left the school, if they were wearing their seat belts, they received a candy cane or lifesaver. The message […]

Swearing In Ceremony

Posted on: October 3rd, 2019

Commissioner Anderson administered the oath of office for the 12 newest UHP Troopers. On Thursday, September 26th, the 12 newest members of the Utah Highway Patrol graduated from Police Officer Standards and Training and then were sworn in at the Utah State Capitol. Commissioner Anderson, Colonel Rapich, Major Winward and Captain Ricks all addressed the […]

UHP Kicks Off Adopt-A-High School Program with a Sweet Treat for Seat Belted Skyhawks

Posted on: September 20th, 2019

At Salem Hills High School, Troopers handed out Creamies to teens who were buckled up. With students headed back to school and getting behind the wheel, the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) has launched its Adopt-A-High School program for the new school year. This means  UHP Troopers are back on campus reminding teens about the importance […]

Labor Day Enforcement Plans

Posted on: August 29th, 2019

Troopers working additional shifts to help make sure everyone gets where they’re going SAFELY.  As the sun sets on summer, we head into the Labor Day weekend, which will mark the end of 2019’s “100 Deadliest Days of Summer.” While fatality numbers are down from where they were last year at this time, UHP would […]

Operation Canyon Thunder

Posted on: July 8th, 2019

UHP Explosive Detection K9s Train with Utah Bomb Squad Task Force Troopers Colvin and Elmer and their K9 partners Arros and Rocco recently participated in the Utah Bomb Squad Task Force’s Operation Canyon Thunder, one of two annual training sessions the task force hosts. The training brings together all eight bomb squads in Utah, the […]