Safety & Homeland Security

"Tennessee Season to Remember" Honors Victims of Homicide

Thursday, December 04, 2014 | 05:00 pm

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Thursday evening hosted the 12th annual “Tennessee Season to Remember” ceremony at First Baptist Church in Nashville to honor victims of homicide. Haslam was joined by several state and local public safety officials. During the ceremony, families from across Tennessee placed ornaments on memorial wreaths in honor of their loved ones.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Names New Captain Over Training Division

Wednesday, December 03, 2014 | 09:48 am

NASHVILLE --- Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Tracy Trott today announced the promotion of Robert Bighem to the rank of Captain, overseeing the agency’s Training Division. The promotion for Bighem, who was a lieutenant on the Training Center staff, is effective immediately. 

Tennessee Highway Patrol Receives Traffic Safety Grants for 2015

Monday, December 01, 2014 | 02:14 pm

NASHVILLE---The Tennessee Highway Patrol announced today that it will receive traffic safety grants from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to provide increased enforcement, public awareness campaigns and help reduce serious injury and fatal crashes on state roadways in 2015. The grant funds were distributed through the Governor’s Highway’s Safety Office (GHSO).

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.