Safety & Homeland Security

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Shelby County Sheriff's Office Make Dozens of Arrests Following Identity Crimes Investigation

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | 02:16 pm

MEMPHIS --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office conducted a joint operation on Tuesday across Shelby County to arrest dozens of suspects charged with felony identity theft and forgery charges. State troopers and sheriff’s deputies executed arrest warrants on individuals allegedly involved in a fraudulent check cashing conspiracy utilizing a State of Tennessee account number. In all, 99 suspects have been charged in this case.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Announces Command Staff Changes

Friday, November 14, 2014 | 10:34 am

NASHVILLE --- Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Tracy Trott on Friday announced changes to the highway patrol’s top command staff.  John Albertson has been promoted from Major to Lt. Colonel, supervising the agency’s Field Operations Bureau. Stacy Williams has been promoted from Captain to Major, supervising the Special Investigations Bureau. The promotions for both patrol veterans are effective immediately.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Places Second in 2014 National Law Enforcement Challenge

Monday, November 03, 2014 | 01:22 pm

NASHVILLE---Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott accepted the second place award for one of the country’s top state police and highway patrol agencies in the 2014 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Law Enforcement Challenge at the international organization’s annual conference in Orlando, Fla., last week. This is the fourth consecutive year that the THP has earned second in the overall National Law Enforcement Challenge.

State Agencies Celebrate Nation's First Traffic Incident Management Training Facility

Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 12:05 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and the Tennessee Department of Transportation celebrated the opening of a first of its kind training facility today. The Tennessee Traffic Incident Management Training Facility will be used to teach best practices for safe, quick clearance of major highway incidents.