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Tennessee Highway Patrol to Start Accepting Applications for New Trooper Cadet Class

July 27, 2016

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is announcing it will soon begin accepting applications for the next Trooper Cadet Academy. Men and women interested in a career as a state trooper can begin the application process online only, beginning at 12:01am on Wednesday, August 3rd, through 11:59pm Tuesday, August 16th.

The THP anticipates the agility test and interview appointments to begin mid-September, at the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Training Center. Individuals interested in applying for the position of state trooper must be at least 21 years old, a U.S. Citizen and have a high school diploma or equivalent. No applicants with felony convictions will be considered.

Tennessee Highway Patrol to begin accepting Trooper Cadet Class applications August 3rd.

Tennessee Highway Patrol to begin accepting Trooper Cadet Class applications August 3rd.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Named Top State Police/Highway Patrol in the Nation by the International Association of Chiefs of Police

July 23, 2016

Train for Success, Expect to be Successful

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) wanted to share some positive news about the THP.

We are proud to announce that THP was named the “First Place Winner” in Highway Patrol/State Police agency category consisting of 501-1500 troopers in the nation for 2016. Additionally, THP received two awards in “Traffic Incident Management and Technology”.

The THP recently competed in an annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Law Enforcement Challenge by presenting programs and results of public safety efforts.

Tennessee Highway Patrol

Tennessee Highway Patrol

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Interdiction Plus Trooper makes Traffic Stop and Discovers Large Quantity of Marijuana

May 28, 2016

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPMemphis, TN – On May 20th, Trooper Owen Grear of the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s (THP) Memphis District Interdiction Plus Unit (IPU) initiated a traffic stop that led to the discovery of approximately 116lbs of marijuana, and the arrest of an Arizona woman on felony drug charges.

Trooper Grear stopped a 2006, Dodge Caravan for a traffic violation on Interstate 40 at mile marker 26 in Shelby County. As Trooper Grear made contact with the vehicle and the driver Karla D. Munoz, 23, of Phoenix, AZ, he observed a five-year-old child in the far rear seat lying down and unrestrained.

Tennessee State Trooper discovers 116lbs of marijuana hidden in Dodge Caravan.

Tennessee State Trooper discovers 116lbs of marijuana hidden in Dodge Caravan.

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TDOT Suspends All Lane Closure Activity for the Busy Memorial Day Weekend

May 25, 2016

Holiday Travelers won’t be Delayed by Road Construction

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – Motorists won’t be slowed down by road construction as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00noon on Friday, May 27th through 6:00am on Tuesday, May 31st.

This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists expected to travel in the state this Memorial Day weekend.

TDOT to halt lane Closures Memorial Day Weekend. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

TDOT to halt lane Closures Memorial Day Weekend. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Departure of Bill Gibbons

May 12, 2016

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security commissioner has led public safety subcabinet

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons will leave the administration at the end of the summer.

Gibbons has led the department since the start of the administration in 2011 and has also served as the chair of the Governor’s Public Safety Subcabinet.

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons.

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons.

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AAA reports that Almost All Tennessee Drivers say Texting While Driving is Dangerous

April 3, 2016

AAAKnoxville, TN – More than 102,000 traffic crashes have been caused by distracted drivers in Tennessee in just the past five years, AAA reports. In recognition of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, AAA warns drivers to put it down, don’t text and drive and avoid any activities that divert attention from the primary driving task.

Any distractions could endanger a driver, passengers, or others sharing the road including bicyclists or pedestrians.

Texting while drive is a serious, life-threatening practice is preventable. Be safe behind the wheel - be social off the road.

Texting while drive is a serious, life-threatening practice is preventable. Be safe behind the wheel – be social off the road.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Challenges All Tennesseans to a Call to Action to End Highway Deaths

March 10, 2016

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Colonel Tracy Trott of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) has recorded a Tennessee “Call to Action Traffic Safety Video” requesting a commitment from every Tennessee motorist to be safe. The message is direct: The time is here, the time is now to stop highway related traffic deaths. It is your time to do what you must to protect yourself and your loved ones.

“If you speed, don’t wear your seat belt, drive distracted, impaired or have reckless driver behaviors, then it is time to ask yourself, why? We care about your safety, we ask that you care too. These are questions the THP and law enforcement across Tennessee are asking each and every day. Remember, in 2015 Tennessee had 961 fatalities on our roadways. That is unacceptable. Our goal is to have zero fatalities,” said Colonel Trott.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk this Super Bowl Sunday

February 6, 2016

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation, Governor’s Highway Safety Office, and Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security are once again teaming up to remind Tennessee football fans that real Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk this Super Bowl weekend.

“We want you to have a good time, but more importantly, we want you to be safe,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “The chances of you, or someone you love, being in a drunk driving crash increases over the weekend and even more over a holiday weekend. Everyone thinks it won’t happen to them and it always happens to somebody. Don’t be that somebody.”

Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

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Tennessee Departments Of Health, Safety Warn Tennesseans Against Impaired Driving on Super Bowl Sunday

February 4, 2016

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – This weekend millions of people will be driving to a Super Bowl party to watch the biggest football game of the year. The Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security urge all Tennesseans to be safe on the roadways this Sunday and every other day of the year.

‘’Most of us have fun watching the Super Bowl and enjoy a good time, but we want everyone to be safe before, during and after the game, so we encourage you to be moderate in food and drink and absolutely not to drive impaired by alcohol or any other drug,’’ said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

Celebrate the Super Bowl Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

Celebrate the Super Bowl Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

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Tennessee Driver Services to Offer Select Saturday’s for License Reinstatement

January 31, 2016

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security is pleased to announce that Driver Services will be offering select Saturday’s to citizens of Tennessee to reinstate their license in addition to their normal opportunities Monday-Friday.

The select dates being offered on Saturday’s are: February 6th and 20th, March 5th and 19th, and April 2nd.

Saturday’s offered: February 6th & 20th, March 5th & 19th, and April 2nd

Saturday’s offered: February 6th & 20th, March 5th & 19th, and April 2nd

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