Safety & Homeland Security

Haslam Appoints Task Force On Sentencing and Recidivism

Thursday, August 14, 2014 | 10:27 am

Group to develop legislative and policy recommendations  
                                                                                                                                
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the formation of the Governor’s Task Force on Sentencing and Recidivism as part of the administration’s overall effort to reduce crime and improve public safety.
 
In June, the Governor’s Public Safety Subcabinet announced a partnership with the Vera Institute of Justice to review sentencing and correction policies and practices.  The creation of a task force is the next step in that collaboration.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Encourages Back to School Safety

Wednesday, August 06, 2014 | 03:40 pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is urging motorists to utilize extra caution in school zones, around school buses and in neighborhoods during the 2014-15 school year. State Troopers will work to raise school safety awareness, and target traffic violators, specifically those who speed in school zones, drive distracted and disregard stopped school buses that are loading and unloading children.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Introduces New Simulator for Teen Driver Education

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 | 02:56 pm

TENNESSEE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) today displayed the first of its kind teen driving simulator at the agency’s Training Center. The THP took a semi-trailer and converted it into a mobile driving simulator for teens. The trailer is another tool that the state’s highway patrol will utilize in its “Drive to Zero Fatalities” campaign.

State to Assist with Tornado Debris Clean-Up

Friday, August 01, 2014 | 11:38 am

Multi-Department Task Force to help in Claiborne and Campbell Counties

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville – The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency will be coordinating with several state departments and agencies to respond with a task force and clean-up storm debris from public right-of-ways in Claiborne and Campbell Counties. This effort is in response to requests from the two County Mayors, who report the volume of debris from an EF-3 tornado in the July 27 storm has been overwhelming for local resources.