Safety & Homeland Security

Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk This Super Bowl Sunday

Friday, February 04, 2011 | 01:59 pm
Law enforcement will work overtime to crack down on drunk drivers 


Nashville, Tenn.The Tennessee Department of Transportation Governor’s Highway Safety Office, Tennessee Titans and Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security are once again teaming up to remind Tennessee football fans that real Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk this Super Bowl weekend. 

THP Assists Sweetwater Police Department in Capture

Friday, January 28, 2011 | 02:43 pm
Sgt Lowell Russell
Sgt Lowell Russell
NASHVILLE --- Tennessee Highway Patrol Sgt. Lowell Russell’s actions resulted in the arrest of a man suspected of domestic assault and false imprisonment in Loudon County during the early morning hours of Friday, January 28, 2010. The Sweetwater Police Department is the lead agency in the case.

THP Continues to Use Enforcement Campaigns to Improve Safety

Friday, January 28, 2011 | 12:50 pm
NASHVILLE --- Preliminary figures indicate the number of traffic fatalities on Tennessee roadways has increased for the first time in five years, rising from 986 in 2009 to 1,030 in 2010, with 30 percent of the change attributed to pedestrian fatalities. Aiming to reduce that number, improve highway safety and save lives, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will once again participate in several enforcement initiatives in 2011.

TN Department of Safety Announces Promotions

Friday, January 07, 2011 | 03:03 pm
Commissioner Mitchell presented with THP Flag
Commissioner Mitchell presented with THP Flag
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Department of Safety promoted 13 individuals in a morning ceremony on Friday, January 7, 2011 at the THP Training Center located at 283 Stewarts Ferry Pike in Nashville. Today’s event marked the first promotion ceremony of the year and the last for outgoing Commissioner Dave Mitchell, who was presented with memorabilia from the Department.

THP Joins Williamson County DUI Blitz

Thursday, December 30, 2010 | 01:35 pm
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol is teaming up with local law enforcement agencies in Williamson County to conduct a multi-jurisdictional DUI enforcement blitz during the New Year’s holiday weekend, cracking down on drunk drivers with an aggressive Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.  enforcement initiative.    The DUI enforcement partnership was announced at a 10 a.m. news conference Thursday in Franklin, Tenn.   

Media Advisory: THP Participates in Williamson County Blitz

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 | 09:27 am
 NASHVILLE –- The Tennessee Highway Patrol will take part in a multi-jurisdictional DUI enforcement blitz with several Williamson County law enforcement agencies during the New Year’s holiday weekend. The purpose of the partnership is to reduce alcohol-related fatalities and serious injury crashes as a result of impaired driving. Operation DUI Blitz begins at 4 p.m., Friday, December 31, and will end at 4 a.m., Saturday, January 1, 2011.

THP Reminds Celebrants: Don't Wreck the Holidays with Too Much Cheer on the Roadways

Monday, December 20, 2010 | 05:44 pm

NASHVILLE --- In conjunction with the National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be cranking up its enforcement effort throughout the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s Day celebrations to find and remove impaired drivers from Tennessee roadways. State Troopers will be conducting more than 100 sobriety and driver license checkpoints with a clear message to motorists – “Don’t Wreck the Holidays.”

Lights on for Life Kicks Off Holiday Lifesavers Weekend

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 | 04:18 pm
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol will combine forces with other state and local law enforcement agencies around the country for this year’s “Lights on for Life Day”, held Friday, December 17. “Lights on for Life” is a symbolic headlight observance designed to focus attention on the impaired driving issue and remember those who have lost their lives due to drunk drivers.