Keith Squires

Commissioner, Department of Public Safety, State of Utah

Keith Squires has served as Utah’s Commissioner of Public Safety since June 2013. Squires is responsible for the Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS), which consists of the Utah Highway Patrol, State Bureau of Investigation, State Crime Lab, Statewide Information and Analysis Center, Bureau of Criminal Identification, State Fire Marshal’s Office, Division of Emergency Management, Peace Officer Standards and Training, Driver License Division and Highway Safety Division. Utah DPS provides statewide public safety services with over 1,500 employees, of which 520 are sworn state law enforcement officers. Squires additionally serves as the governor’s Homeland Security Advisor and has extensive experience in state and local law enforcement and public safety services.