Safety & Homeland Security

Cadet Class 311 Adds 44 New Troopers to the Highway Patrol

Friday, March 04, 2011 | 02:27 pm
Class Motto- “Where we lead, others will follow”
 
NASHVILLE --- Governor Bill Haslam joined the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security in welcoming 44 State Troopers to the Highway Patrol on Friday morning. Trooper Cadet Class 311 took their oath of office in a graduation ceremony at Hermitage Hills Baptist Church in Hermitage.

Media Advisory: Governor Haslam to Speak at State Trooper Graduation

Thursday, March 03, 2011 | 06:52 pm
NASHVILLE --- Governor Bill Haslam will address Cadet Class 311 of the Tennessee Highway Patrol in a Friday morning graduation ceremony at Hermitage Hills Baptist Church in Hermitage. Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons will also speak. It will be the first State Trooper graduation since December of 2008. 
 

Commissioner Gibbons Names Larry Godwin Deputy Commissioner of TN Dept of Safety & Homeland Security

Wednesday, March 02, 2011 | 04:15 pm
Appointed Deputy Commissioner Larry Godwin
Appointed Deputy Commissioner Larry Godwin
MEMPHIS, TN –- Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons today announced the appointment of Larry A. Godwin as Deputy Commissioner. Godwin, who is currently the Director of Police Services for the city of Memphis, will start his new role April 18, 2011.

THP Announces 2010 Dispatcher of the Year

Friday, February 18, 2011 | 12:31 pm

Dispatcher of the Year<br />Beverly Bearden
Dispatcher of the Year
Beverly Bearden

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol today named Memphis Dispatcher Beverly Bearden the 2010 Dispatcher of the Year. Dispatcher Bearden is among more than 90 dispatchers working for the Department of Safety and Homeland Security across the state of Tennessee. Nine of those dispatchers were also recognized as Dispatcher of the Year in their respective district. The awards were announced during a Friday morning ceremony held at the THP Training Center in Nashville.  
 

THP Announces Trooper of the Year 2010

Friday, February 18, 2011 | 11:51 am
Trooper of the Year<br />Dwayne Stanford
Trooper of the Year
Dwayne Stanford
 NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol today named Trooper Dwayne Stanford the 2010 Trooper of the Year, while eight other State Troopers received Trooper of the Year honors in their respective districts. Awards were also given to the Investigator of the Year and Interdiction East and West Troopers of the Year, while 10 Troopers were also recognized for their DUI Enforcement efforts. The announcement was made during a special ceremony at the THP Training Center located in Nashville on Friday, February 18.