• Tennessee State Trooper Arrests Man Accused of Kidnapping

    Friday, August 27, 2021 | 08:00am

    MEMPHIS--- On August 18, 2021, at approximately 1:30 a.m. Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Trooper Rico Mazique was dispatched to a crash that occurred on Highway 57 and Slayden Road in Moscow, Tennessee. Once on scene, Trooper Mazique identified the driver as Kylaih Jones, 21, and a 20-year-old female passenger, both from Moscow, Tennessee. The Trooper’s investigation revealed that Jones was previously driving recklessly before failing to maintain control of the vehicle. As a result, Jones crashed the vehicle into an embankment along Highway 57.

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  • Driver Services Mobile Unit Deploys To Assist Flood Victims

    Tuesday, August 24, 2021 | 06:30am

    NASHVILLE – In an effort to help citizens directly impacted by the devastating flash flooding across the state, 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. A Driver Services mobile unit will be stationed at McEwen High School, 335 Melrose Street, McEwen, Tennessee from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. CST August 24-27. Future dates and locations will be determined based on need. No services will be issued from the mobile unit to the general public during this time, only flood victims.

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  • Tennessee Highway Patrol Accepting Applications For January 2022 Trooper Cadet Class

    Friday, August 06, 2021 | 03:44pm

    NASHVILLE –- The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is currently accepting applications for our next cadet class, which starts in January 2022. If you are looking for a career that affords you opportunities to achieve your goals, then the THP is where you belong. We are a multi-faceted, fullservice, statewide law enforcement agency that has numerous divisions. The THP is a national leader in law enforcement and is internationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

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  • Public Notice, CALEA Announcement

    Monday, August 02, 2021 | 04:01pm

    NASHVILLE--- The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to maintain accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.

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  • Tennessee Highway Patrol Competes For Best-Looking Cruiser Award

    Tuesday, July 20, 2021 | 11:51am

    TENNESSEE – Everyone in Tennessee knows the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) has the best-looking state highway patrol vehicle in the nation. Now we need your help to make that official! THP is competing in the “2021 Best-Looking Cruiser Contest.” State highway patrols and state police organizations from across the country are competing for the top spot. The winner will be presented with the “Best-Looking Cruiser Award” and featured on the cover of the American Association of State Troopers (AAST) Best-Looking Cruisers 2022 wall calendar. The calendar will be available for purchase at www.statetroopers.org beginning October 1, 2021. Calendar sales will benefit the American Association of State Troopers Foundation, which provides educational scholarships to dependents of member troopers.

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  • Tennessee Highway Patrol Leads Multi-Jurisdiction All-Crimes Operation over the Fourth of July Weekend

    Tuesday, July 06, 2021 | 03:28pm

    Due to an increase in fatalities and aggressive driving in Hamilton County, the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Chattanooga district led a multi-jurisdiction enforcement campaign to address impaired driving and violent crimes over the Independence Day holiday period. The multi- jurisdiction team operation covered three evenings for a total of 24-hours.

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  • Tennessee Highway Patrol Announces Fourth of July Traffic Enforcement Strategy

    Friday, July 02, 2021 | 03:08pm

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct a variety of traffic safety initiatives and utilize data-driven enforcement strategies during the Fourth of July holiday period to help reduce serious injury and fatal crashes across the state. The traffic safety campaign will begin at 6:00 p.m. Friday, July 2, and conclude at 5:59 a.m. Tuesday, July 6.

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  • Tennessee Highway Patrol To Have High Visibility During Memorial Day Holiday

    Friday, May 28, 2021 | 09:35am

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) plans to increase patrols and utilize a variety of traffic safety enforcement tools to reduce the number of serious injury and fatal crashes across the state during this year’s Memorial Day holiday period. The THP will conduct saturation patrols, seat belt and sobriety checkpoints, as well as increased visibility on high-crash corridors throughout the summer to reduce serious injury and fatal crashes.

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  • Tennessee Highway Patrol Arrests Two Carjacking Suspects on I-24

    Wednesday, May 05, 2021 | 03:18pm

    On May 4, the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Chattanooga District responded to a BOLO from the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) that their troopers were in pursuit of a stolen Rolls-Royce out of Georgia. THP Sergeant David McVey observed the stolen vehicle speeding at 177 mph on I-24 WB in Marion County, Tennessee. The stolen vehicle then passed a Porsche 944 and caused the driver of the Porsche to crash into the rear of the Rolls-Royce. Both vehicles pulled to the shoulder of I-24 at the 127 mm, where two males exited the Rolls-Royce and attempted to physically remove or carjack the driver of the Porsche. During the altercation, a semi-automatic pistol was presented by one of the suspects.

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  • Centennial Express Driver Services Center To Close

    Friday, April 30, 2021 | 03:15pm

    The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security will permanently close the Centennial Express Driver Services Center located at 6604 Centennial Boulevard in Nashville, Tennessee. Due to the expiration of the lease and future demolition of the building, the center will permanently close effective May 3, 2021. The department is actively searching for a new location to serve customers.

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  • Department of Homeland Security Announces Real ID Deadline Extension

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 05:00pm

    The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security has been notified that the federal implementation date of REAL ID has been extended by an additional 19 months, from October 1, 2021 to May 3, 2023. Today, Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) Alejandro N. Mayorkas made the announcement due to circumstances resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Tennessee Highway Patrol Opens New Jackson District Headquarters

    Friday, April 23, 2021 | 02:00pm

    Commissioner Jeff Long of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and Colonel Matt Perry of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) announced the opening of the new THP Jackson district headquarters at 336 Smith Lane, Jackson, Tennessee 38301. The department broke ground on the new headquarters on November 26, 2018. This is the first new THP headquarters since the opening of the THP Fall Branch district headquarters in 1982.

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  • Driver Services Launches Online Document Upload Service

    Monday, March 15, 2021 | 08:04pm

    The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (TDOSHS) Driver Services division is pleased to announce the addition of document uploads to its online services options. This service allows new and existing customers to upload required identity documents to be pre-vetted and added to the customer’s profile prior to visiting a Driver Services Center.

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  • Tennessee Highway Patrol To Partner In Operation Impact 24

    Friday, March 12, 2021 | 01:39pm

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will be participating in the traffic safety initiative “Operation Impact 24.” The mission of this operation is to promote safe driving behaviors and increase the visibility of law enforcement in areas that have historically experienced high volumes of crashes.

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