Safety & Homeland Security

THP Investigation Leads to Indictments

Friday, April 01, 2011 | 11:51 am
NASHVILLE --- Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott and District Attorney General Mike Dunavant of the 25th Judicial District announced a number of criminal indictments against several individuals following a Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) investigation of an alleged “chop shop” in Gallaway, Tennessee.

Traffic Stop Leads to Marijuana Discovery

Thursday, March 31, 2011 | 02:39 pm
NASHVILLE --- On Wednesday, Trooper Michael Kilpatrick initiated a traffic stop that led to a drug possession arrest on Interstate 40 eastbound in Hickman County. Kilpatrick, the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Lawrenceburg Interdiction Plus (IP) Team Leader, was assisted by IP Trooper Phillip Long.

THP Knoxville Interdiction Team Joins Partnership

Friday, March 25, 2011 | 09:28 am
NASHVILLE --- For the second time in as many days, the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Interdiction Plus program has a new partner. This time, THP’s Knoxville Interdiction team has joined forces with the Knoxville Police Department and the Appalachian High Intensity Drug Trafficking area to form a newly created Domestic Highway Enforcement (DHE) Interdiction Plus program.

THP Interdiction Plus Partners with WTDTF

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 | 03:49 pm
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Interdiction Plus program in the Memphis District has teamed up with the West Tennessee Drug Task Force (WTDTF), to identify, arrest and prosecute the most serious criminals who travel across the state of Tennessee. The joint venture marks the first full-time partnership for the THP Interdiction Plus program.   

THP Stops Convicted Felon; Finds Ammunition

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 | 03:09 pm
NASHVILLE --- Interdiction Plus Team Leader Trooper Robert Greer of the Tennessee Highway Patrol stopped a convicted felon during a traffic stop last Thursday in Sullivan County, resulting in the discovery of handgun ammunition. Trooper Joshua Orlowski, an Interdiction Plus team member, also assisted in the case.

Tennessee Fusion Center Receives National Award

Thursday, March 17, 2011 | 09:46 am
NASHVILLE --- Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn announced Thursday that the Tennessee Fusion Center has been named Fusion Center of the Year by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).