Safety & Homeland Security

THP Sends Strike Teams, Equipment to Assist Flood Victims in West Tennessee

Friday, May 06, 2011 | 09:23 am
NASHVILLE –- The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) has activated two of its district Strike Teams to assist flood victims and emergency response officials affected by the floods in west Tennessee. A strike team is a specially trained, self-sustained law enforcement unit able to respond to several different types of crisis situations.

Tennessee State Troopers Beef up Patrols for Cinco de Mayo

Wednesday, May 04, 2011 | 01:34 pm
NASHVILLE –- The Tennessee Highway Patrol would like to remind everyone to buckle up, drive safely and act responsibly during this year’s Cinco de Mayo festivities. With the ongoing recovery effort of last week’s storms and tornadoes across the state, coupled with rising waters in the western region of Tennessee, State Troopers are committed more than ever to prevent any additional loss of life on the roadways.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Urge Motorists to Watch Out for Flood Waters

Tuesday, May 03, 2011 | 02:39 pm
NASHVILLE --- Hard on the heels of the flood waters that swamped Middle Tennessee just over a year ago,  heavy rains again saturate a large portion of the state. Due to above normal water levels and the high potential for flooding, the Tennessee Highway Patrol is urging all motorists to avoid standing water on roadways…“Turn Around Don’t Drown®.”  

Haslam Issues Executive Order on Transportation of Emergency Supplies

Saturday, April 30, 2011 | 01:19 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has issued an executive order suspending certain provisions affecting vehicles carrying emergency equipment, services or supplies to support the emergency relief efforts for the severe storms and tornadoes that crossed Tennessee on April 25, 2011.

Media Advisory: Tennessee Highway Patrol to Hand Over Keys to Light Armored Vehicle

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 | 04:53 pm
NASHVILLE –- The Special Operations Unit of the Tennessee Highway Patrol will transfer a military-style Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday afternoon at the Special Ops Hangar in Nashville. The transfer comes after Special Ops acquired a similar vehicle from a military surplus program.

Media Advisory: Safety & Homeland Security Honor Organ Donors in Flag Raising Ceremony

Monday, April 18, 2011 | 04:39 pm
NASHVILLE–- In conjunction with National Donate Life Month and “Flags across America,” the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security will participate in a flag raising ceremony to honor those whose lives have been affected by organ, eye and tissue donations. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 19 at the Hart Lane Driver Service Center in Nashville.