THP Names New Fall Branch District Captain
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol today announced the promotion of Stephen M. Street to Captain of the agency’s Fall Branch District effective July 1. Street previously served as the District’s Administrative Lieutenant and replaces Danny Talley, who was recently appointed to Major of the Administrative Bureau in Nashville.
A native of Carter County, Street has served as Administrative Lieutenant since 2010. Prior to serving in that capacity, Street held positions as Special Programs Lieutenant over the Fall Branch District and Troop Lieutenant in Sullivan County. He has also served as Patrol Sergeant in both Carter and Sullivan Counties.
Street has accumulated several accolades during his career, earning Trooper of the Year honors in Troop B and Troop C in the Fall Branch District in 1998 and 2000, respectively. He also brings extensive specialized training to his new role as Captain of the 13-county Fall Branch District. The East Tennessee State University alumnus has instructed field training officers, taught management training for supervisors, and was a Drug Abuse Resistance Educator (D.A.R.E.) instructor. Street is also skilled as a child restraint device technician, advanced accident investigation and as a radar instructor.
“During his career, Stephen has demonstrated extensive administrative knowledge of the Fall Branch District, the Tennessee Highway Patrol and its core mission,” THP Colonel Tracy Trott said. “I am confident that his experience and varied backgrounds will be a tremendous asset to our agency, and his leadership will maintain the level of professionalism garnered throughout the Fall Branch District.”
Street graduated from the THP Cadet Class as President of Class 296, and entered his first assignment as a Road Trooper in the Chattanooga District in 1996. He began his career in law enforcement as a dispatcher for the Carter County Sheriff’s Department, before advancing to jailer and then Deputy Sheriff for the agency. Street later served as a D.A.R.E. Officer for Carter County.
Street earned a bachelor’s in criminal justice from East Tennessee State University. He will attend the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command School in July.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (www.TN.Gov/safety) mission is to ensure the safety and general welfare of the public. The department encompasses the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Office of Homeland Security and Driver License Services. General areas of responsibility include law enforcement, safety education, motorist services and terrorism prevention.