Safety & Homeland Security

Computers Searched in THP Investigation

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 | 12:00 am

Nashville, Tennessee — Tennessee Department of Safety Commissioner Dave Mitchell has requested additional assistance from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) in regards to the investigation surrounding Lieutenant Ronnie Shirley’s alleged unauthorized access to the Integrated Criminal Justice Web Portal (ICJSC).

THP Joins Georgia for Hands Across the Border Enforcement

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 | 12:00 am

Nashville, Tennessee — The Tennessee Highway Patrol is teaming with the Georgia State Police to send a strong message that officers from both states will be on the look-out for impaired drivers this week.  The agencies will hold a Hands Across the Border sobriety checkpoint Wednesday evening on Rossville Boulevard at the Georgia/Tennessee state line.  The following morning, officers from both organizations will hold a joint news conference.  The event is schedule for Thursday, August 28, 2008, at 10:00 a.m., at the Georgia Welcome Center on Interstate 75 near the state line.

THP Searching For Suspects Involved In Pursuit

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 | 12:00 am

Nashville, Tennessee — The Tennessee Highway Patrol and law enforcement authorities from several counties are searching in Dekalb County for the two suspects who were involved in a pursuit this morning and fled on foot after crashing the stolen vehicle they were riding in. These are believed to be the same suspects who were involved in a separate pursuit Thursday in White County.

THP Searching for Convicted Felon in Stolen Vehicle

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 | 12:00 am

Nashville, Tennessee — The Tennessee Highway Patrol and law enforcement authorities in White County are searching for a Missouri felon who, after fleeing from a Trooper and wrecking a pick-up truck he was in, escaped on foot.  Investigators believe he may be en route to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in a stolen gold 1997 Toyota Avalon with Tennessee tag 220 GJT.

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 | 12:00 am

Nashville, Tennessee — A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive August 24, 2008, to examine all aspects of the Tennessee Department of Safety’s (TDOS) policy and procedures, management, operations and support services, announced TDOS Commissioner Dave Mitchell.