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  • Summer Avenue Driver Services Center Wins Blue & Green Challenge

    Tuesday, September 03, 2019 | 03:04pm

    Today, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security were joined by partners with Tennessee Donor Services and Mid-South Transplant Foundation recognizing the Summer Avenue Driver Services employees as the overall statewide winner in the Blue/Green Challenge! All Driver Services Centers are challenged to encourage as many organ and tissue donors when customers visit a Driver Services Center in order to save lives.

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  • Purchase TN Crash Website Available For Crash Reports

    Monday, August 19, 2019 | 04:07pm

    The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced the launch of an efficient method to access traffic crash reports from law enforcement agencies across the state. Effective immediately, involved parties may obtain their crash reports through www.PurchaseTNcrash.gov.

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  • Tennessee Highway Patrol Locates Vehicle With Domestic Assault In Progress, Later Finds Drugs

    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 03:12pm

    On August 8, 2019, Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Knoxville Regional Dispatch Operator Zach Bisch received a call from a domestic assault victim while inside a moving vehicle. During the call it became apparent to Operator Bisch that a female was being struck and held against her will. Due to the caller’s open cellphone line, dispatch was able to determine that the vehicle was traveling West on I-40.

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  • Lieutenant Travis Plotzer Selected For Governor's Excellence In Service Award

    Tuesday, August 06, 2019 | 07:11pm

    The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS) is proud to announce Lieutenant Travis Plotzer as the department’s selection for the Governor’s Excellence in Service Award for Spring 2019. The Governor’s Excellence in Service Awards began in 2016 recognizing outstanding state employees who are at the forefront of improving the way Tennessee State Government delivers services.

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  • Troopers Rescue Children Locked Inside Back of U-Haul Truck

    Monday, July 15, 2019 | 03:28pm

    On July 10th, 2019, Fall Branch Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Owen Caudill received a call from dispatch stating a bystander observed several small children being locked in the back of a white U-Haul box truck at the I-40 446 Welcome Center in Cocke County.

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  • The Tennessee Highway Patrol Promotes Matt Perry to Lieutenant Colonel Executive Officer

    Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 07:22pm

    Commissioner Jeff Long of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security along with Colonel Dereck R. Stewart of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) announced the promotion of Matt Perry to Lieutenant Colonel Executive Officer. His responsibilities include oversight of the Support Services Division, which includes Fleet and Tennessee Advanced Communications Network (TACN).

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  • Tennessee Highway Patrol Accepting Applications For Citizens' Academy

    Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 06:00pm

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol is accepting applications for the 2019 Summer Citizens’ Academy. Classes in Nashville start July 16, at T.H.P. Training Center located at 283 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Nashville, Tennessee. 37214. Sessions will run from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with dinner starting at 5:45 p.m. weekly on Tuesday evenings.

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  • TDOT and THP Prepare for 2019 Bonnaroo Festival

    Monday, June 10, 2019 | 01:23pm

    During the Bonnaroo Festival, the area in and around Manchester sees increased traffic volume as festival-goers make their way into the festival site. As Manchester prepares to welcome a multitude of visitors, the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Tennessee Highway Patrol are gearing up for the extra traffic expected in the area. TDOT and THP are working closely with the Manchester Police Department, the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department and festival promoters to keep traffic moving on I-24 while also getting Bonnaroo attendees to their destination.

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