Safety & Homeland Security

Troopers Trained in Domestic Preparedness Response

Tuesday, August 12, 2008 | 12:00 am

Nashville, Tennessee — Thirty-three Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Troopers recently completed homeland security training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), located in Anniston, Alabama. The CDP is operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is the only federally-chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) training facility in the nation.

Bredesen Announces $20.6 Million in Homeland Security Grants

Friday, August 08, 2008 | 04:20 pm

NASHVILLE - Governor Phil Bredesen today announced that Tennessee has been awarded $20.6 million in federal Homeland Security grants, a $550,000 increase over last year.  The grants will be distributed to Tennessee’s 11 Homeland Security Districts to help first responders improve readiness, response and recovery capabilities for both natural and man-made emergencies.

THP Receives 1,000 Stuffed Bears From ATT Pioneers

Friday, August 08, 2008 | 12:00 am

Nashville, Tennessee — Volunteers with the AT&T Pioneers Nashville Life Member Club donated 1,000 stuffed “Buckle Bears” to the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) in hopes of reminding parents to properly secure their children in cars, trucks and other vehicles on Tennessee roads.  The bears, along with crayons and coloring books, were presented to THP Colonel Mike Walker and members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol at the AT&T Tower in downtown Nashville this morning at 10:00 a.m.

Greenville Driver License Center Relocating

Friday, August 08, 2008 | 12:00 am

Nashville, Tennessee — The Tennessee Department of Safety (TDOS) will be closing its Driver License Station in Greeneville, Tennessee, located at 1209 Hal Henard Road, and moving across the street to its new home.  The new facility will be located at 1210 Hal Henard Road, Greeneville, Tennessee.

Tennessee Technology Center Opens New CDL Testing Pad

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 | 12:00 am

Nashville, Tennessee — The Tennessee Department of Safety (TDOS) announced today that the Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis (TTCM), located at 550 Alabama Avenue in Memphis, has opened a new Commercial Driving License Testing Pad in partnership with the Tennessee Board of Regents.   The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) was contracted to pave and resurface the testing pad.

THP Joins Other Agencies to Crack Down on Impaired Drivers

Thursday, July 03, 2008 | 12:00 am

Nashville, Tennessee — The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is teaming up with officers from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) and Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) this upcoming July Fourth holiday weekend to crack down on impaired drivers on the road, as well as the water.  The partnership was announced during a news conference held Tuesday, July 1, at 10:00 a.m., at the Elm Hill Marina in Nashville.  This year’s holiday period begins at 6:00 p.m., Thursday July 3, and lasts through 11:59 p.m., Sunday July 6.