Safety & Homeland Security

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Highlights Need to Properly Dispose of Expired, Unused, Unwanted Medications

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | 03:44 pm
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Dozens of Sites will be Set Up Around Tennessee on Saturday, April 26

NASHVILLE — To help reduce the number of Americans who are abusing prescription drugs, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be held on Saturday, April 26, so that thousands of pounds of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted medications and other substances can be safely removed from homes around the United States.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Accepting Applications for Youth and Junior Trooper Academy

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | 11:18 am

NASHVILLE –- The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) announced today it will hold its first-ever youth and junior trooper academies for the public this summer in Nashville.  The agency’s youth academy is for students in grades 9-12 and is an overnight camp that will be held from June 23-27. The junior trooper school is a day camp for middle school students in grades 6-8 and will take place July 15-18.

Self-Service Driver License Kiosk at University of Tennessee, Knoxville Provides Easy License Renewal Services on Campus

Thursday, April 10, 2014 | 01:57 pm

KNOXVILLE --- Students, faculty, and staff at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville will not have to travel far when it comes time to renew or replace a Tennessee driver license or state identification card.  The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security on Thursday announced it has installed a driver license self-service kiosk at the Thompson-Boling Arena on UT’s Knoxville campus.

Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security, Tennessee Highway Patrol Announce New Enforcement Campaign to Reduce Traffic Fatalities

Thursday, April 03, 2014 | 12:44 pm

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Tracy Trott today joined police chiefs and sheriffs’ association leaders and highway safety advocates to announce the nationwide campaign to reduce traffic fatalities by 15 percent in 2014 – the “Drive to Zero Fatalities”.  This national effort was initiated by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).

Tennessee Launches Additional Efforts in 2013 to Reduce the Number of Drug-Dependent Newborns

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 | 02:34 pm

NASHVILLE – In 2013, 921 newborns in Tennessee experienced withdrawal from drugs their mothers used while pregnant. Many people across Tennessee, including a group of state leaders, are working to reduce that number and in the past year launched several efforts to help prevent the suffering and expenses associated with the condition known as neonatal abstinence syndrome, or NAS.

Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security's Identity Crimes to Host Shredding Event

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | 12:10 pm

NASHVILLE --- Members of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s Identity Crimes Unit will join the Columbia Police Department, Maury County Sheriff’s Department and Cintas Document Shredding of Nashville for a community shredding event on Friday, March 28, 2014.  This event will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Columbia State Community College Campus at the Hickman Building Parking Lot (located on Highway 412).