Safety & Homeland Security

THP Seeks Public Assistance to Identify Burglary Suspects

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 | 01:30 pm
NASHVILLE--- The Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects involved in a burglary at the Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s Driver Service Center at 3200 East Shelby Drive in Memphis. The Memphis Police Department Burglary Squad is also investigating.

TN Department of Safety & Homeland Security Recognizes Appointments & Promotions

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 | 12:52 pm
NASHVILLE--- Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security officials formally recognized four recent promotions and swore in the agency’s first Assistant Commissioner for Driver Services in a special ceremony today at the Tennessee Highway Patrol Training Center in Nashville. Commissioner Bill Gibbons, Deputy Commissioner Larry Godwin and THP Commander Tracy Trott were on-hand to congratulate the recipients.    
 

Commissioner Gibbons Names Memphis Police Colonel as Assistant Commissioner of Driver Services

Monday, August 15, 2011 | 01:40 pm
MEMPHIS, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons on Monday announced the appointment of Lori Bullard as Assistant Commissioner of Driver Services. Bullard, a 25-year veteran of the Memphis Police Department, currently holds the rank of colonel and is the commander the Union Station Precinct in midtown Memphis. Bullard will start her new role as Assistant Commissioner on August 24.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Names First Female Major

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 | 08:38 am
Major Betty Blair
Major Betty Blair
Captain Vic Donoho
Captain Vic Donoho
NASHVILLE--- Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott on Wednesday announced the appointment of the first female Major of the Highway Patrol. This is the highest rank held by a woman in the history of the Highway Patrol.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Encourages Back to School Safety

Friday, August 05, 2011 | 01:33 pm
NASHVILLE---The Tennessee Highway Patrol will assist local law enforcement efforts with a “Back to School” enforcement and education campaign of their own, focusing on traffic safety in and around the school zones. State Troopers will target traffic violators, specifically those who speed in school zones and pass stopped school buses, as well as raise awareness on school safety in Tennessee.  
 

Department of Safety & Homeland Security Announces New Driver Service Center Business Hours

Thursday, August 04, 2011 | 03:16 pm
NASHVILLE--- The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security today announced the implementation of new business hours for its 49 Driver Service Centers across the state. Effective Monday, August 15, all Driver Service Centers will operate during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The change comes as part of the department’s top-to-bottom review, which aims to provide efficient, customer-friendly service to every Tennessean.
 

Department of Safety & Homeland Security Hosts Grand Opening of New Memphis Driver Service Center

Thursday, July 21, 2011 | 04:18 pm
MEMPHIS –-- Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons to help officially open the new Tennessee Driver Service Center on Shelby Drive with a ceremony Thursday afternoon in Memphis. State and local elected officials, Department of Safety and Homeland Security staff, and members of the community also joined in opening the new, larger state facility.

THP Top Finisher in National Law Enforcement Challenge

Thursday, July 14, 2011 | 09:31 am
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) has once again been named a top finisher in a prestigious national law enforcement agency competition. The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has named the THP the second place winner of the 2011 National Law Enforcement Challenge. Colonel Tracy Trott will officially accept the award on behalf of the department in October at the IACP Annual Conference in Chicago.