Safety & 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.  

State Officials Announce 2014 Tennessee Traffic Fatality Figures, Strategic Highway Safety Plan for 2015

Tuesday, January 06, 2015 | 12:24 pm

NASHVILLE---Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer today announced the preliminary number of traffic fatalities in Tennessee last year and the state’s strategic highway safety plan for 2015. The 2014 traffic fatality numbers include vehicular deaths reported by all Tennessee law enforcement agencies.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Announces Plan for No Refusal Enforcement During New Year's Eve Holiday

Monday, December 29, 2014 | 12:32 pm

NASHVILLE---The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct a “No Refusal” traffic safety enforcement campaign during the 2014 New Year’s Eve holiday period, beginning at 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 31 and concluding at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, January 4.  State troopers will perform saturation patrols, seat belt, sobriety and driver’s license checkpoints and bar/tavern checks during the holiday.

"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).