Safety & Homeland Security

MEDIA ADVISORY: Between the Barrels Visits Smith County High School

Thursday, April 16, 2009 | 07:24 am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 650 high school students at Smith County High School, Thursday, April 16, 2009. The safe driving program is geared to students who are just learning to drive to reduce the chances of being involved in a dangerous work zone crash.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Between the Barrels Visits Gordonsville High School

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 | 08:51 am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 300 high school students at Gordonsville High School, in Smith County, Thursday, April 16, 2009. The presentation will be delivered on the week of the high school’s senior prom. The safe driving program is geared to students who are just learning to drive to reduce the chances of being involved in a dangerous work zone crash.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Between the Barrels Visits Bedford County

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 | 12:53 pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 475 high school students at Cascade High School, in Bedford County, Wednesday, April 15, 2009. The safe driving program is geared to students who are just learning to drive to reduce the chances of being involved in a dangerous work zone crash.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Between the Barrels Visits Lincoln County

Monday, April 13, 2009 | 12:09 pm

NASHVILLE ---The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 1,100 high school students at Lincoln County High School in Lincoln County, Tuesday, April 14, 2009. The safe driving program is geared to students who are just learning to drive to reduce the chances of being involved in a dangerous work zone crash.

THP Promotes Betty Blair to Captain of Office of Professional Responsibility

Monday, April 13, 2009 | 11:52 am

Betty Blair
Betty Blair

NASHVILLE --- Today, The Tennessee Highway Patrol announced the promotion of Betty Blair to Captain of the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR).   The Office of Professional Responsibility is charged with managing investigative and disciplinary processes for the Department of Safety. Blair replaces Captain Vic Donoho who was appointed to Nashville District Captain in February.

TDOS Recognizes Dispatcher of the Year

Monday, April 13, 2009 | 10:00 am

Michael Gladney
Michael Gladney

NASHVILLE --- Governor Phil Bredesen has proclaimed the second week of April as National Public Safety Telecommunications Week in Tennessee, and the Tennessee Department of Safety is celebrating by honoring the department’s more than 80 dispatchers working across the state. Eight of those dispatchers were recognized this morning as Dispatcher of the Year for their district. The awards were announced at 10:30 a.m., during a ceremony held at the Department of Safety Training Center located at 275 Stewarts Ferry Pike in Nashville.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Between the Barrels Visits Robertson County

Monday, April 13, 2009 | 06:40 am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 315 high school students at Jo Byrns High School in Robertson County, Monday, April 13, 2009. The safe driving program is geared to students who are just learning to drive to reduce the chances of being involved in a dangerous work zone crash.

MEDIA ADVISORY: TDOS Prepares to Announce Dispatcher of the Year

Thursday, April 09, 2009 | 02:41 pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Department of Safety will be celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week by honoring one dispatcher from each of the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s eight districts as “Dispatcher of the Year.” The ceremony will be held Monday, April 13, 2009, at the Department of Safety’s Training Center.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Between the Barrels FCCLA Conference

Wednesday, April 08, 2009 | 09:42 am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 1000 students at the Tennessee Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Conference, Thursday, April 9, 2009. The safe driving program is geared to students who are just learning to drive to reduce the chances of being involved in a dangerous work zone crash.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Between the Barrels Visits Fairview High School

Thursday, April 02, 2009 | 10:06 am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 700 high school students at Fairview High School in Williamson County, Friday, April 3, 2009. The safe driving program is geared to students who are just learning to drive to reduce the chances of being involved in a dangerous work zone crash.