Safety & Homeland Security

Media Advisory: TDOS Partners with Agencies for Law Enforcement Memorial 5K

Friday, May 20, 2011 | 10:36 am
NASHVILLE --- In honor of National Police Week, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and several other agencies on Saturday are hosting the first ever Law Enforcement Memorial 5K Run/Walk and Family Picnic. The event marks the end of the annual week to honorlaw enforcement officials who lost their lives in the line of duty. There will be a

THP Remembers Fallen Troopers and Officers

Friday, May 20, 2011 | 10:07 am
NASHVILLE --- In observance of National Police Week, Deputy Governor Claude Ramsey today delivered the keynote address at the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Memorial Service at the Department of Safety and Homeland Security Headquarters on Foster Avenue in Nashville. The annual ceremony honors State Troopers and other law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Media Advisory: Agencies Join Together to Urge Drivers and Riders to “Share the Road”

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 | 03:31 pm
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security is teaming up with the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, the Motorcycle Awareness Foundation of Tennessee, Walk/Bike Nashville and several other agencies to promote May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and National Bicycle Month. A “Share the Road” festival ( and media event will be held Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Scoreboard Bar and Grill in Nashville. The media event is scheduled for 5 p.m.

Media Advisory: Deputy Governor Claude Ramsey to Pay Tribute to THP Fallen Officers

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 | 04:14 pm
NASHVILLE --- Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons will welcome Deputy Governor Claude Ramsey as keynote speaker for the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s annual Memorial Service on Friday, May 20, 2011. THP Colonel Tracy Trott, THP Command staff, active and retired State Troopers, legislators and survivors of fallen officers will also be on hand to commemorate 39 Tennessee State Troopers, as well as more than 19,000 officers in the United States, who have died in the line of duty.

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.