Safety & Homeland Security

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).

Department of Safety and Homeland Security to Issue New Driver Licenses, ID Cards

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 | 02:49 pm
NASHVILLE --- Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons on Tuesday announced the state will soon issue new and improved driver licenses and identification cards. The new license and its updated security features will help combat document fraud and protect the identities of Tennesseans by using the latest credentialing technology. This is the first major revision of Tennessee driver licenses and ID cards since 2003. 

THP Searches for Suspect in Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Fatality

Monday, March 14, 2011 | 02:22 pm
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol is seeking the public’s assistance in solving an apparent hit-and-run pedestrian fatality in Giles County. Investigators assigned to THP’s Critical Incident Response Team (C.I.R.T.) and Criminal Investigations Division (C.I.D.) are attempting to locate the vehicle and driver connected to the incident on Cates Road in Pulaski, Tenn., on February 28, 2011.