Safety & Homeland Security

Haslam Travels To Afghanistan, Germany

Monday, September 29, 2014 | 11:26 am

Governor member of Council of Governors delegation

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam traveled to Germany and Afghanistan over the weekend, where he met with military leaders and troops.  Haslam took the trip as a newly appointed member of the nation’s Council of Governors.  The organization’s purpose is to strengthen links between the states and federal defense officials.

“Visiting our troops and being able to thank them for their service in person is always an honor, especially when they are half way around the world,” Haslam said. “These men and women serve under very difficult conditions, and their ongoing commitment and determination to defending our freedom is humbling.”

Tennessee State Trooper Resigns in Lieu of Termination Following Domestic Assault Charge, Internal Investigation

Friday, September 19, 2014 | 05:07 pm

NASHVILLE --- Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott announced Friday that a Tennessee state trooper in the Fall Branch District resigned from the department in lieu of termination following an internal investigation into an arrest on domestic assault charges.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Arrests Wanted Felon from Michigan

Friday, September 12, 2014 | 04:30 pm

CHATTANOOGA – A Tennessee state trooper on Friday arrested a wanted felon from Michigan after locating the suspect driving on Interstate-24 in Hamilton County.  Early Friday morning, the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) received notification from the Michigan State Police (MSP) advising that Mikos L. Harper, 26, of Mount Morris, Mich. was possibly in the Chattanooga area.  The MSP advised that Harper was a fugitive from justice who was armed and dangerous, possibly driving a 2006 black Chevy Malibu with a Michigan license tag.