Safety & Homeland Security

MEDIA ADVISORY: Between the Barrels Visits Big Picture High School

Thursday, February 12, 2009 | 08:50 am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 75 high school students at Big Picture High School in Davidson County, Thursday, February 12, 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 Giles County

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 | 03:54 pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 450 high school students at Giles County High School, Wednesday, February 11, 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 Hendersonville High School

Monday, February 09, 2009 | 10:22 am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 400 high school students at Hendersonville High School in Sumner County, Tuesday, February 10, 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 Springhill High School

Thursday, February 05, 2009 | 03:03 pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 500 high school students at Springhill High School in Maury County, Friday, February 6, 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.

Traffic Fatalities Decline Over Super Bowl Weekend

Tuesday, February 03, 2009 | 05:01 pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Department of Safety is pleased to announce that traffic fatalities dropped significantly over the 2009 Super Bowl weekend. According to preliminary reports, six people were killed this year on Tennessee roadways during the holiday weekend, compared to 14 fatalities in 2008. Statistics for the 2009 Super Bowl weekend reflect the time period from 6:00 p.m., Friday, January 30, to midnight Sunday, February 1.

THP Appoints Captain Vic Donoho to Nashville District

Monday, February 02, 2009 | 03:42 pm
Vic Donoho
Vic Donoho

NASHVILLE --- Today, The Tennessee Highway Patrol announced the appointment of Captain Vic Donoho as the new Captain of the Nashville District. He replaces Captain Rex Prince who retired in November 2008.

A native of Lafayette, Tennessee in Macon County, Vic Donoho, 42, has held a variety of positions with increasing responsibility during his 20-year tenure with the agency, including a year in Washington, D.C., with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Most recently, he served as Captain of the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). Formerly the Internal Affairs Division, OPR is charged with managing investigative and disciplinary processes for the Department of Safety to assure that employees of the department meet the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and ethical performance.  Prior to his appointment as OPR Captain in April 2007, Donoho served as Administrative Lieutenant in the Cookeville District from February 2003 to April 2007.

THP Reminds Fans to Make the Right Play Super Bowl Sunday

Friday, January 30, 2009 | 12:09 pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Department of Safety is teaming up with law enforcement agencies across the state to urge drivers to act responsibly this Super Bowl Sunday and designate a sober driver if game plans include consuming alcohol. All weekend long, Tennessee State Troopers will be conducting driver license and sobriety checkpoints across the state. The 2009 Super Bowl Enforcement period begins at 6:00 p.m., Friday January 30, and ends at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, February 1.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Between the Barrels Visits Cornersville High School Friday

Thursday, January 29, 2009 | 03:15 pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 340 high school students at Cornersville High School in Marshall County High School, Friday, January 30, 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 Montgomery Central Tuesday

Monday, January 26, 2009 | 05:02 pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 800 high school students at Montgomery Central High School in Montgomery County, Tuesday, January 27, 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 Participates in Security for Inaugural

Friday, January 23, 2009 | 04:52 pm
Tennessee State Troopers walking down a D.C. street
NASHVILLE --- Members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol returned Wednesday after assisting the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C. (MPD) and federal agencies during the Presidential Inauguration.   The THP was one of 90 state and local law enforcement agencies who combined to provide security as part of the joint operation mission of the Presidential Inauguration Task Force (PITF) in Washington, D.C. from January 15, 2009 to January 21, 2009.