PHOENIX – Colonel Heston Silbert, director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS), announced that he will retire at the end of this week. Silbert said in a statement that Friday, January 6, will be his last day with DPS. Silbert, who has been director since 2020, said it has been an honor to serve the men and women of the department and the citizens of Arizona.
No replacement director has been named. Silbert has been appointed director for the past two years and previously served as deputy director. He also served with the Mesa Police Department for four years and spent 22 years with the Phoenix Police Department.