Safety & Homeland Security

Tennessee Highway Patrol Announce 2014 Trooper & Dispatcher of the Year, District of the Year

Thursday, February 26, 2015 | 02:39 pm

NASHVILLE --- Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Tracy Trott presented Trooper Michael Sullivan and Dispatcher Andrew Lawson with the 2014 Trooper and Dispatcher of the Year award, respectively, at a special ceremony held Wednesday evening in Murfreesboro. Also, the THP Fall Branch District was awarded the 2014 District of the Year.  

State Agencies Prepare for Winter Storm, Urge Citizens to Avoid Unnecessary Road Travel

Sunday, February 15, 2015 | 07:17 pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) urge citizens to avoid unnecessary road travel on Monday as the state prepares for a severe winter storm. Motorists who must drive on Monday are advised to check local forecasts and road conditions before traveling.

Department of Safety & Homeland Security Promotes Dwayne Collins to Regional Advisor in Charge

Thursday, January 29, 2015 | 12:52 pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security today announced the promotion of Dwayne Collins to Regional Advisor in Charge over 11 Homeland Security Districts, effective immediately. Collins previously served as the Eastern Regional Advisor, which covers 34 counties, for the state’s Office of Homeland Security.     

Tennessee Highway Patrol Releases New Year's Eve Holiday & No Refusal Results

Thursday, January 08, 2015 | 03:37 pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol arrested 68 individuals on suspicion of impaired driving and investigated zero fatal crashes in the eight counties selected for a “No Refusal” enforcement campaign during the New Year’s Eve holiday period. The holiday period began at midnight on December 31, 2014 and concluded at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, January 4, 2015.