Safety & Homeland Security

THP Gears Up for Christmas & New Year’s Holiday Enforcement

Monday, December 22, 2008 | 12:36 pm

NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Safety (TDOS) and the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) announced today it will be stepping up its enforcement crackdown as part of National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month. In an effort to find and remove impaired drivers from Tennessee roadways, State Troopers are conducting saturation patrols and holding more than 100 driver license and sobriety checkpoints now through the New Year’s holiday extended weekend.

MEDIA ADVISORY: THP Cadet Graduation

Thursday, December 11, 2008 | 03:31 pm
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Department of Safety welcomes Cadet Class 1208 of Tennessee Highway Patrol Troopers to its ranks with a graduation exercise on Friday, December 12, at 11:00 a.m.   The event will be held at Two Rivers Baptist Church, 2800 McGavock Pike in Nashville. Safety Commissioner Dave Mitchell will be the keynote speaker.

Shelby County Driver Service Center Moving To New Midtown Location

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 | 11:06 am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Department of Safety (TDOS) is opening a new Driver Service Center in Memphis, Tennessee, and closing the Midtown facility currently located at 2714 Union Avenue Extended. The Midtown Service Center will be closed on Friday, December 12, 2008. The new Midtown facility, located at 3040 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, Tennessee, is a larger building that will allow us to serve our customers more efficiently. 

MEDIA ADVISORY: K-9 Graduation

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 | 11:02 am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Department of Safety will welcome several new members to the Tennessee Highway Patrol when it holds a graduation ceremony for six K-9 officers and their handlers on Thursday, December 11, 2008. The K-9 graduation will be held at 1:00 p.m., at the Tennessee Highway Patrol Training Center located at 275 Stewarts Ferry Pike in Nashville. 

Trooper Stops Mobile ID Lab in Warren County

Tuesday, December 09, 2008 | 11:12 am

NASHVILLE --- A Warren County man is charged with manufacturing illegal identification cards after his vehicle was stopped for a registration violation Monday in McMinnville.

At approximately 9 a.m., Monday, December 8, 2008, Trooper Gary Myers observed a Ford Escort east bound on Sparta Street, visibly advertising identification cards that could be made in ten minutes. The Escort’s vehicle did not have a commercial license plate, known as an H-1 tag, required for vehicles used in a commercial enterprise. Upon stopping the driver for the violation, Trooper Myers observed a portable computer in the front seat and a card printer for producing plastic IDs in the rear seat.   After obtaining consent to search the vehicle, Troopers recovered several fake Tennessee and Florida IDs.