Safety & Homeland Security

Say "Thumbs Down" to Texting & Driving during Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 | 09:44 am

Tennessee – April is designated as national Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office, the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and representatives from Coca Cola Bottling Company Consolidated joined today to share a unified message: Thumbs Down to Texting and Driving.

Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security Release Preliminary Memorial Day & No Refusal Results

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | 03:14 pm

NASHVILLE --- Preliminary reports released today by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security indicate that eight people were killed in traffic crashes during the 96-hour Memorial Day holiday period this year. That’s one less than the nine vehicular fatalities recorded during the 2014 Memorial Day period. (The preliminary Memorial Day holiday traffic fatality numbers include vehicular deaths reported by all Tennessee law enforcement agencies.)

Tennessee Highway Patrol Criminal Investigation Division Case Ends with a First Degree Indictment in Decatur County

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | 09:18 am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) on Friday announced the arrest of a Henderson, Tenn. man who was indicted for first degree murder following an investigation by the patrol’s Criminal Investigation Division. Chad E. Henry, 38, was arrested on May 20 in Bridgeport, W. Va. by the West Virginia State Police. District Attorney Matt Stowe of the 24th Judicial District is seeking extradition back to Tennessee where Henry will also face charges of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault, and various traffic related offenses.

Tennessee Highway Patrol to Conduct "No Refusal" Enforcement, Increase Patrols During Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | 02:40 pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) today announced plans to increase patrols and utilize the “No Refusal” law and a variety of traffic safety enforcement tools to reduce the number of serious injury and fatal crashes across the state during this year’s Memorial Day holiday period. The 2015 Memorial Day holiday period will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 22 and conclude at midnight on Monday, May 25.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Announces Cinco de Mayo Traffic Safety Enforcement Effort

Monday, May 04, 2015 | 09:06 am

 NASHVILLE –-- The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will increase patrols and conduct specialized traffic safety enforcement during the Cinco de Mayo holiday in an effort to reduce serious injury and fatal crashes across the state.  State troopers will observe this year’s Cinco de Mayo holiday period between 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5 through midnight, on Wednesday, May 6.  

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Georgia State Patrol Partner with Erlanger Heath System to Encourage Seat Belt Safety

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 09:37 am

NASHVILLE---The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) and Georgia State Patrol (GSP) today joined representatives from Erlanger Health System’s Level 1 Trauma Center to urge motorists to wear seat belts to reduce trauma cases and fatal crashes across the region. This is the first time both state law enforcement agencies have partnered with the medical community to encourage seat belt safety.