• Man Arrested After Pursuit & Standoff With Troopers

    Friday, April 01, 2022 | 09:10am

    MEMPHIS – On March 31, the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Memphis district received a be on the look-out (BOLO) for a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. Troopers spotted the pickup and initiated a traffic stop. However, the driver, identified as Marlon McCrory, 49 years-old of Clarksdale, Mississippi fled from troopers and led them on a pursuit.

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  • Maryville Driver Services Center To Close; New Alcoa Location To Open

    Wednesday, March 16, 2022 | 03:34pm

    MARYVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announces the Maryville Driver Services Center, located at 318 Home Avenue, Maryville, Tennessee, 37801, will permanently close at 5:00 p.m. March 23. A new Driver Services Center located at 244 South Calderwood Road in Alcoa, Tennessee will open on March 28. Normal business hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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  • Tennessee Highway Patrol Accepting Applications for Memphis Citizens' Academy

    Friday, March 11, 2022 | 02:05pm

    MEMPHIS – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is accepting applications for the first Citizens’ Academy Classes in Memphis. This first class will meet on May 10th at The Greater Imani Church; sessions will run from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Additional May classes will meet on the 10th, 17th and 24th. Classes will resume June 7th, and will meet again on the 14th, 21th and 28th.

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  • Tennessee Highway Patrol Graduates 56 State Troopers

    Friday, March 04, 2022 | 02:27pm

    NASHVILLE --- On March 4, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Jeff Long and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Matt Perry welcomed the newest graduating classes of Tennessee State Troopers. The department simultaneously instructed a regular 16-week trooper cadet class and a 10-week lateral trooper cadet class. The lateral class returned from their district assignments for the graduation ceremony that took place at the Hermitage Hills Baptist Church on Lebanon Road in Nashville. To view highlights of the class during their academy

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  • New Entry-Level Commercial Driver Training Goes into Effect February 7, 2022

    Friday, February 04, 2022 | 03:57pm

    NASHVILLE --- Beginning February 7, 2022, new federal regulations go into effect to improve highway safety by ensuring that entry-level commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers complete training required by the new entry-level driver training (ELDT) regulations. Effective February 7, entry-level CMV drivers won't be eligible to take their commercial driver license (CDL) test until successfully completing a specific program of theory and behind-the-wheel instruction provided by a school or other entity listed on Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) new Training Provider Registry (TPR).

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  • Tennessee Highway Patrol Announces Plan for Enforcement During New Year's Eve Holiday Period \

    Tuesday, December 28, 2021 | 01:11pm

    NASHVILLE –The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct a strict traffic safety enforcement campaign during the 2021 New Year’s Eve holiday period beginning Friday, December 31, at 6:00 p.m. and concluding Sunday, January 2, at 11:59 p.m. State troopers will perform traffic saturation patrols, seat belt, sobriety, and driver’s license checkpoints during the holiday. All of Tennessee’s 95 counties will have troopers working to ensure a safe holiday.

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  • Tennessee Highway Patrol Launches Safe Travel Challenge Initiative

    Monday, November 29, 2021 | 12:06pm

    NASHVILLE --- Today, Commissioner Jeff Long of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDSOHS) and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Matt Perry joined multiple law enforcement partners to announce the “Tennessee Safe Travel Challenge” traffic safety initiative.

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  • 46 Tennessee Highway Patrol Cadets Pinned

    Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 12:09pm

    NASHVILLE – On October 18, 46 members of Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) cadet class #1021 were pinned by Colonel Matt Perry. Additionally, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Jeff Long administered the oath of office to the new troopers.

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  • DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY LAUNCHES “BE THE GIFT TENNESSEE CHALLENGE”

    Thursday, September 30, 2021 | 03:55pm

    NASHVILLE – The Department of Safety and Homeland Security is proud to partner with Tennessee Donor Services and Mid-South Transplant Foundation, Inc. for a “Be the Gift Tennessee Challenge.” In an effort to bring awareness to the desperate need of organ and tissue donations, Commissioner Jeff Long is challenging all Driver Services Centers in the state to increase organ and tissue donor registrations from now through the end of the year.

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  • Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Hosts Three Stars of Tennessee Award and First Responder Recognition Ceremony

    Thursday, September 09, 2021 | 05:24pm

    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security hosted the Three Stars of Tennessee Award and First Responder Recognition Ceremony today. The Three Stars of Tennessee Award honors public servants who have¬¬ sacrificed their lives or suffered a career-ending injury in the line of duty. Governor Bill Lee, First Lady Maria Lee, Commissioner Jeff Long, State Senator Becky Massey (Knoxville), and Greg Mays, Director of the Tennessee Office of Homeland Security joined recipients, their family members and agency representatives to honor seven recipients with the “Three Stars of Tennessee Award.”

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  • Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security to Honor “Three Stars of Tennessee Award" Recipients

    Wednesday, September 08, 2021 | 12:36pm

    NASHVILLE --- Commissioner Jeff Long will join Governor Bill Lee, Tennessee Senator Becky Duncan Massey and state officials to honor individuals who have displayed outstanding public safety in their communities. The “Three Stars of Tennessee Award” will be presented to the families of seven courageous individuals who sacrificed their lives for Tennesseans. State officials will also honor first responders who work tirelessly to secure the safety of Tennessee citizens.

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  • Pinning Ceremony Held for Trooper Cadet Class #921

    Friday, September 03, 2021 | 11:57am

    NASHVILLE – On September 2nd, Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Matt Perry pinned 10 Tennessee State Troopers, and Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Jeff Long administered the oath of office. Below is a list of members of Trooper Cadet Class #921, and the counties they will be assigned to.

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  • DRIVER SERVICES MOBILE UNIT DEPLOYS TO WAVERLY TO ASSIST FLOOD VICTIMS

    Tuesday, August 31, 2021 | 01:13pm

    NASHVILLE – In an effort to help citizens directly impacted by the devastating flash flooding across the state earlier this month, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (TDOSHS) Driver Services division has deployed a mobile unit to issue duplicate or photo identification licenses.

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